Top Music Videos This Week: Get Up and Dance
There is no wrong way to dance. It doesn’t matter if you’re a club person or blasting music to do your laundry person, summer is upon us and dance music is where it’s at. These artists have crafted a wide variety of dance beats, from your classic EDM or house to soft bedroom pop to brand new remixes of your favorites, these new videos will cover all of your dancing needs this season.
“Falling” by Sunday Scaries
It’s a hazy night at a neighborhood house party, and you can feel the bass of the song playing in the background pound in your chest as you make your way over to talk to the person you’ve been eyeing all night. It’s this exact moment that it seems Sunday Scaries were trying to capture in their new single “Falling” — a feat you can inarguably say they succeeded at. The funky, upbeat house tune acts as the perfect backdrop to a night on the dance floor or scoping out your next club crush. Paired with a dream-like visualizer that depicts this exact scene, “Falling” is a welcome addition to your next night out.
“‘Little Things’ Remix” by Jorja Smith and Nia Archives
Jorja Smith already made waves with the release of her song “Little Things,” with the original video now reaching almost 3 million views. While the original already had a funky beat that could easily be brought onto the dance floor, with the touch of British DJ Nia Archives, the song reaches a whole new level. It now moves to a quick, more electronic beat that fits a club atmosphere even better. The song is also paired with a very MTV-esque visualizer that shows the two performing live in front of a green screened background of themselves. “I’ve been playing it out the past few weeks and it’s going offfff – all tha girlies have been luvin it which is cute,” said Nia Archives, already anticipating the remix as a summer hit.
“Stay-At-Home DJ” by Alan Palomo
Alan Palomo, known for his work in band Neon Indian, is going solo with upcoming album World of Hassle. His newest single, “Stay-At-Home DJ,” is a funky, electronic song perfect for a mellow living room dance party. According to him, this song is what ended up launching him into his solo career. “My brother and I wrote it back in 2019 and performed it on the last Neon Indian tour,” said Palomo. “It signaled a change in direction I’d been looking for but had yet to really know what to do with. When things slowed down during the pandemic I dusted it off and from its uncontrollable outgrowth came World of Hassle.” The lyric visualizer is a stunning animated video created by Robert Beatty, which perfectly captures the song’s light-hearted, retro feel. World of Hassle will be releasing this September, followed by a US tour this fall, both of which you can find more about here.
“Laff It Off” by Pony Girl
Pony Girl has announced the release of their second album titled Laff It Off, along with a vibrant new single of the same name. The Canadian band’s distinct indie-art-pop vibe really shines through with this single, with a mellow synth that carries through the consistent dance beat. The song’s main theme is pushing away the societal pressures to work and accepting what makes you happy. “‘Laff It Off’ is air to the grind’s fire, a balloon lift above and beyond the 9-to-5,” the band said. The video features an ever-present smily face balloon which has appeared in other Pony Girl music videos and album art, but which video director Brittany Delgaty decided would be a fitting central motif to the band’s new bubbly era. The album Laff It Off will be debuting on October 27, so pre-save and pre-order it now!
“No Patience (No Tengo Paciencia)” by Chloe Jane feat. Lalo Ebratt
After releasing her single “No Patience” in May, Chloe Jane has collaborated with Colombian singer Lalo Ebratt to create a dynamic new version of the song perfect for the summer. Chloe Jane described the original song as a reaction to getting out of a toxic relationship and having “no patience” left. The song embodies the lightness and carefree nature of gaining back your independence, weaving in and out of Spanish and English to bouncy beat. To create the music video, the two artists recorded their parts separately, with Lalo in Colombia and Chloe in New York, and then edited in pieces of AI animation that bring the two together.
Whether you find yourself in a crowded club or solo jumping on your bed, these summer beats are guaranteed to get you dancing. Make sure to tune in next week for more top picks!