El May Takes to the Street in Her Dance-Filled Video “I Played a Role”

For her latest video, Australian singer/multi-instrumentalist El May dances around in New York City with strangers. Armed with a boombox and some headphones, El May, A.K.A. Lara Meyerratken, gets people to dance to her music–in the park, on the street, even in the subway with the infamous “SHOW TIME” dancers. All the shots are in slow motion though, so the dancing feels more surreal than it does fun and carefree. But this matches the song wonderfully. “I Played a Role,” taken from El May’s upcoming sophomore album The Other Person Is You, is a dance-hall influenced electro pop song, but has a languid, mellow quality to it as well.

The Other Person Is You will be out August 26.

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