Shifting modes of transportation from sports car to speedboat to race-ready motorcycle, British dance/pop singer [artist id=”2453256″]Taio Cruz[/artist] plans to take fans along to a fiery junkyard fete with the new video for his hit single “Dynamite.”
For those unfamiliar with Cruz’s video persuasions, he tends to go for two things in particular: scantily clad hotties in party mode and some form of adrenaline-boosting vehicle. So when MTV News recently caught up with him on the Sun Valley, California, set for “Dynamite,” we weren’t too surprised to find dozens of models outfitted in mechanic uniforms. The ride-loving pop star also found it appropriate to conduct our interview perched on his 1000cc-speed bike.
“I’ve done race cars and speedboats. For this one, I wanted to do things on a bike,” Cruz explained. “So you’re gonna see me spin the tires on this, which is pretty cool!”
“Dynamite” currently stands at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, just two spots shy of his debut U.S. single, “Beak Your Heart,” which topped the chart earlier this year and has spent more than four months in the rankings. For the “Dynamite” visual, fans will be pleased to see Cruz has taken his set-piece game to a whole new level.
“I’ve never done a video that has this many props in it,” Cruz said. “We’ve got the most amazing, wrecked cars. There’s even a massive truck that was used in the movie ’Universal Soldier.’ ”
Could a video for a song named after explosive pyrotechnics be filmed without actually featuring some? Sure, but that wouldn’t be any fun.
“The song ’Dynamite’ itself is about when you go to the club and when you go to a party and when you’re just going out … you got to feel like, ’I’m just gonna explode,’ ” Cruz explained. “Basically, we are going to represent that with just massive, massive, fireworks in the sky!”
What did you think of the behind-the-scenes clip for “Dynamite”? Let us know in the comments section and MTV may air your comments Friday night!