Leon Else’s “Dance” Is The Most Mesmerizing Video You’ll Watch All Month
At the tail-end of the summer, rising pop-soul artist Leon Else caught our eye with his lurid “Black Car” video, which falls somewhere between naughty noir and sultry sci fi on the creepy scale. Now the British singer is following that one up with his enthralling visual for “Dance.”
Taking a cue from minimalist (but engaging, nonetheless) clips of the past like Janet Jackson‘s “The Pleasure Principle,” Else sets his body in motion for three full minutes, with the percussion, synths and funky guitar riffs guiding him.
“I wanted the video to be me dancing, because the song is about dancing depression away,” Else tells Paper. “It’s about dancing to make yourself feel good. It’s about how music can actually be almost like medicine — it’s meditative, it’s almost like like therapy. I struggle with ADHD, so I have mental health issues that I deal with, and I speak very openly about it.”
Watch Leon’s “Dance” video above, ahead of his debut LP release via What Are We Doing/Interscope in 2017.