The video for the Dam-Funk-featuring synth-funk pop song from the French artist’s forthcoming album just dropped, along with the French version below.

With the original concept being developed by Christine herself, director Jordan Bahat describes how she came to him with “Charles Ebbets’ photos from the 1930s of builders relaxing on girders 60 stories up in the air and said, “these are the sorts of scenes I want to create for this video”. Along with those pictures, there were colour references from Tarsem and choreography references from West Side Story and Michael Jackson’s Bad.”

The film draws inspiration from these hyper stylised American musicals but pulls them upside-down and inside-out for a song that is revisiting radical concepts of masculinity and gender.

“The message is both simple and radical,” says Christine and the Queens. “Simple because the video relies on energy and an effective use of choreography: more physical, sensual and assertive. Radical in terms of its aesthetics: here, the gang concept blurs the lines between ballerina and thug, as was often the case in American musicals such as West Side Story.”

Christine And The Queens play the RDS Dublin on November 30th.

Tour dates

11 October – LUXEMBOURG – ROCKHAL
12 October – BRUXELLES – FOREST NATIONAL
13 October – AMSTERDAM – AFAS LIVE
15 October – BERLIN – COLUMBIAHALLE
17 October – STOCKHOLM – NOBELBERGET
23 October – SEATTLE –  THE SHOWBOX
26 October – OAKLAND – FOX THEATER
27 October – LOS ANGELES – THE WILTERN
31 October – NEW YORK – BROOKLYN STEEL – SOLD OUT
01 November – NEW YORK – BROOKLYN STEEL
02 November – PHILADELPHIA – UNION TRANSFER
04 November – WASHINGTON – 9:30 CLUB
05 November – TORONTO – THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
06 November – MONTREAL – PLACE BELL
17 November – BOURNEMOUTH – BIC
20 November – LONDON – EVENTIM APOLLO – SOLD OUT
21 November – LONDON – EVENTIM APOLLO – SOLD OUT
23 November – GLASGOW – ROYAL CONCERT HALL
24 November – EDINBURGH – USHER HALL
26 November – BIRMINGHAM – O2 ACADEMY
27 November – MANCHESTER – O2 APOLLO
30 November – DUBLIN – RDS
04 December – NANTES – ZENITH
05 December – BORDEAUX – METROPOLE ARENA
06 December – MONTPELLIER – ZENITH SUD
11 December – GENEVE – ARENA
12 December – STRASBOURG – ZENITH
14 December – LYON – HALLE TONY GARNIER
15 December – TOULOUSE – ZENITH
18 December – PARIS – ACCORHOTELS ARENA

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