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With the duo’s two previous Business Casual videos–the glow in the dark spectacle “Don’t Turn The Lights On” and the dirty dancing of “Night By Night“–Chromeo has been nothing short of dazzling. So the new clip for the single “Hot Mess” has a lot to live up to.
“Hot Mess” is another sleek piece of ’80s-inspired (specifically Hall & Oates-inspired) pop. The video, directed by Jeremie Rozan, finds the duo of P-Thugg and Dave 1 enduring some workplace hazing. Employed as uniformed sheriff’s deputies, the boys of Chromeo walk through a gauntlet of taunting, hooting coworkers, all of whom happen to be women.
The roles are reversed as the boys get heckled and prodded by the girls, bringing about some thoughtful laughs. There’s also a choreographed tribute to Robert Palmer’s iconic “Simply Irresistible” video, which can only be a good thing.
Check out Chromeo’s “Hot Mess” video below. Business Casual is out now.