Mark Ronson’s most recent album, Uptown Special, features a few collaborations with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, two of which are “Summer Breaking” and “Daffodils.” (Both songs also feature lyrics written by Michael Chabon.) The tracks are featured in a new joint video, which is appropriately set during the summer and transitions into a pretty epic nighttime dance-off. It was directed by Theo Wenner, who had this to say to Rolling Stone:
This video is something that Mark and I have been discussing on and off for a year prior to making it. It came about in a very abstract way. We had long conversations just about color and times of day. I had it in my head the whole time that we should set it in the tropics. That’s the place, those are the colors that I pictured listening to the two songs.
Here’s what Ronson had to say about the video:
Summer Breaking’ is probably my personal favorite on Uptown Special. And seeing as Kevin and Tame Impala are so hot right now, we thought we could really make the most of this ‘hotness’ by making a video for not one but two of his songs from Uptown Special, ‘Summer Breaking’ and ‘Daffodils.’ Theo Wenner made a beautiful video that really captures (and goes beyond) what we were envisioning when Michael Chabon wrote those haunting lyrics.
Uptown Special is out now via RCA.