Have you ever had one of those moments where you're dancing - at the club, in your room, doesn't matter - and all of a sudden you think "damn, I rock"? Dancing seems like a casual thing, but really, it's the one of the few ways to show that you're actually happy, and you look good while doing it. When Nic Offer tells you that dancing is the best revenge, you listen. He clearly knows what he's talking about, because in !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
's latest video for "Dancing Is The Best Revenge," he breaks a couple of Mick Jagger-esque dance moves that are so good, it makes feel bad for anyone who has ever broken Offer's heart... I hope they see what they're missing out on.
In addition to those killer
moves, the video also highlights drag and ballroom culture, as it features a couple of amazing drag stars and goes behind the scenes as they get ready to take the stage. Offer explained the video in a press release, "when we recorded 'Dancing Is The Best Revenge' I pitched up my voice, becoming Nicole Fayu in the studio - much like Prince became Camille and Morrissey became Ann Coates. The groove felt like a strut or walk and I imagined it akin to drag or ballroom culture... After 'The One 2' video featured such strong dance performances, and was filmed in the historic LA venue Jalisco, we decided to give the song to some girls who could really walk the walk and perform the song as in the spirit of reinvention. We traded outfits and makeup tips and they helped me become IRL Nicole Fayu. Dancing with them was a blast, and it was great to finally see the song walked. I have to admit, I'm not used to being out performed in a video."
He continued, "These ladies ignore a world that tells them who they should be - they take the stage, walking as whoever they want to be, and that's their best revenge. Maybe you'll never put on heels, maybe you'll never walk onstage, maybe you'll never be anyone else, but maybe this song/vid/story inspires you to try something you haven't before."
The song is off of their forthcoming album, Shake The Shudder
, out via Warp on May 19th.
Also check out our live concert with the electro-funk revivalists: