Welcome to Atlanta's Cascade roller rink, where people from all walks of life take a break for a roller skating jam.
John Merizalde, director: "Growing up in Atlanta, Cascade was a place that always fascinated me. When I was a teenager, I had the experience of spending an evening at this unassuming roller skating rink on the west side. What immediately stuck out to me was the energy - the Cascade crowd was diverse, the music was electric, and the movement was contagious. I realized this wasn't just a place to skate; it was a subculture, a community.
When I heard "Holding Back" I realized this was not only the perfect opportunity to create a memorably groovy video but also a lasting tribute for this magical place. The track has a palpable sexiness that perfectly compliments the smoothness of Cascade skaters. Beyond the surface level coolness however, we wanted to layer some moodier undertones to match the lyrics, leaving us with a hybrid narrative doc that hopefully resonates with viewers.
If anything, I hope this video motivates some of you to get up and grab a pair of skates."
Dance is definitely the trend of 2015, ever since Sia’s “Chandelier” (and Kiesza’s “Hideaway”) broke some ground last year with their ur-dance videos. This time Muse and director Robert Hales take you inside a chalk-filled silo while two dancers express their kind of creepy selves.
Kinda appropriate that this is released early in the new year since the theme here is getting out of a bland state of ennui and adding some color to one's life. And probably giving the dry cleaner and Molly Maid some extra business. This is Foxes' latest video from her soon-to-be-released debut LP, Glorious.