Pop-rock outfit Walk the Moon premiered the music video for "Shut Up and Dance" on Oct. 23. Frontman Nicholas Petricca gets caught up in some '80s-inspired hijinks as soon as he spots his dream girl on the dancefloor.
"Shut Up and Dance" is the lead single from Walk the Moon's second studio album Talking is Hard. The band - comprised of members Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman and Eli Maiman - first broke out in 2012 with the raucously fun single "Anna Sun." A debut self-titled album followed along with a tour that was pretty much sold out. Walk the Moon is ready to get dancing again with its latest power pop anthem "Shut Up." Petricca's lyricism continues to charm in the most coolest ways as he sings, "My discotheque, Juliet, teenage dream."
Matching the '80s vibe behind "Shut Up and Dance," the music video finds Petricca and co. on a dancefloor that could have been pulled from a John Hughes film. Nicholas busts a move solo before spotting the girl of his dreams. From there, graphics like the ones used in the opening of the Saved by the Bell take over the screen. Tons more dancing then takes over the crowd in Walk the Moon's colorful and retro-tastic clip.
"Shut Up and Dance" is now available on iTunes. Walk the Moon's album Talking is Hard will reportedly be released in December. The record can be pre-ordered on MP3, CD or vinyl on the band's official website here.