If you only have time to watch one new music video, make it “Boys” by Charli XCX.
There are several reasons — make that 75, to be exact — why you should give Charli’s new track your attention. The British singer managed to wrangle 75 ~famous~ men for the music video, which she co-directed, and got them to do random AF things, often in slo-mo.
Ever wanted to see Joe Jonas slowly eat pancakes? Or Cameron Dallas looking real sexy with a chainsaw? Charli’s got your back.
“I was just thinking about Joe Jonas being really sexy eating food, which was kind of a weird combo, but I was like, ‘Wait, this could be an idea,’” Charli told BBC Radio 1 of her inspiration. “I was like, ‘OK, I feel like I can harass enough of them into doing this video.’ Basically started sending them all these ideas and was like, ‘Look, I want to make this video, I’m directing it, I’m not in it. I want to flip the male gaze on its head, and have you guys do the sexy stuff.”
“And they were all super down, and they got right on board, and it was amazing.”
Charli, we thank you.
There are also some babes in the mix you may not recognise at first glance, so we’re breaking down the boys of “Boys” here.