Watch Idris Elba Dance Through Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Dance Off’
When Macklemore & Ryan Lewis broke into the music scene with The Heist in 2012, they didn’t have just one infectious single with “Thrift Shop.” They followed it up with the high energy “Can’t Hold Us.”
The Seattle duo are adhering to the same formula with their latest album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. Kicking off the disc with the jam-packed “Downtown,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis then released the emotionally charged “Kevin,” a song with a strong message of social change, not unlike their single “Same Love” from The Heist.
And their answer to “Can’t Hold Us?” Possibly this summer’s biggest earworm yet.
“Dance Off” is a how-to on getting onto the dance floor and showing the crowd what you’ve got (or don’t got). Just as exciting is the new video, which features British actor Idris Elba looking cooler than ever. Elba’s vocals are featured on the new track, as well as rapper Anderson Paak.
Directed by Ryan Lewis and Jason Koenig, the video is a combination of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Step Up, with a little bit of Cruella Deville thrown in thanks to Elba’s two-toned fur coat. Macklemore makes his way through an unusual hotel, constantly finding himself in the middle of dance-offs.
The video opens with Macklemore in the middle of a wedding dance-off, a situation he found himself in recently thanks to his mom’s insistence they crash a wedding.
“Dance Off” is arriving just in time to be played at every prom, graduation and wedding this summer and beyond. We’re already practicing our moves.
Don’t miss the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs on Sunday, June 19 hosted by Gigi Hadid and featuring performances from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tegan and Sara, Fifth Harmony, Hailee Steinfeld featuring Shawn Hook, Nick Jonas, and Alessia Cara.