Last week, Brooklyn’s Matt and Kim teased a new single “Let’s Go” from their forthcoming album Lightning. The sneak peek came in the form of Matt shooting a basketball one-handed and getting nothing but net. A first listen video for the track was released today and it’s a slam dunk. Pun intended, as the couple is sticking with the b-ball theme for the video.
Tagged in for the clip is Pat the Roc, self-proclaimed ball handling virtuoso. Matt and Kim recline on red bleachers as a catchy hook kicks the song off. The shot looks like a still photograph save for the oscillating fan on the opposite side of the gym. Matt chucks a basketball to the camera, in walks Pat the Roc, who dribbles nonchalantly as the synth soaked cutesy song builds. Pat shows off some serious tricks with the bricks, dealing with 3 balls at once by the end of the video.
Pat’s skills almost overshadow the song. Almost, but not quite. The electro-pop duo have managed to incorporate everything they’re known for in “Let’s Go.” It’s a singable earworm with high energy exclamations from Matt and syncopated drum punch lines from Kim.
“Let’s Go” is available on iTunes and Lightning is due out this Fall.
–Robyn Luttrell, CBS Radio Los Angeles