Foxes Shoots For Summer Dance-Hit Gold With ‘Cruel’ Video, Feat. a Walkman
When the right song comes on, all the world's a stage — in Foxes' case, the hosting performance hall is an empty flat with a supporting orchestra in the form of a perfectly '90s yellow Walkman.
"Cruel," the fourth single from Foxes' ballad-heavy All I Need, is a noticeably dance-pop uptick from tracks like "If You Leave Me Now" and "Better Love." And the accompanying video, released April 29, takes the cut-loose mood and runs with it: Foxes works her way around a series of rooms in the clip like a comedic answer to Maddie Ziegler in "Chandelier." And with each jovial detail — the uncovering of a cute rabbit in a wardrobe, the affecting of fish-faces in a bathroom mirror — it becomes easier to forget the lyrics spell out a story of a broken heart.
"Give me something out of nothing, if it's not too late / Did you steal or borrow me, it's on my life / Come in closer, out of focus," Foxes pleads over staccato Vocoder effects and select tambourine shakes.
And, if you're in the mood to dance along, you're in luck — Foxes will join Coldplay for select dates across the band's forthcoming A Head Full of Dreams tour. The United States leg kicks off on July 16 in New Jersey and wraps up in California in August (you can check out a full list of cities and get tickets here).
Check out the "Cruel" video above and share your thoughts in the comments.
Watch Foxes Perform "Youth" in the PopCrush Studios: