Circus freaks and acrobats abound in Dave Stewart’s new video for “Every Single Night,” which also features backing vocals from Martina McBride. Stewart, formerly of the Eurythmics, plays a knife-throwing ring leader who commands the big top while side show acts look on in between bouts of tomfoolery.
“I suppose I’ve lived most of my life as a kind of ringmaster in a circus,” Stewart tells Rolling Stone. “In this video I became the ringmaster for real and it felt good so I’m sticking with it.”
The guitar-heavy song includes fanciful keyboards that lend themselves to a carnivalesque sense of wonder in the video, which is a nod to Federico Fellini’s La Strada.
The song is on Stewart’s upcoming album Lucky Numbers, which came out September 30th and is available on iTunes.