Gangsters, Dance Battles Highlight Mark Ronson's 'I Can't Lose' Video - Rolling Stone
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Gangsters, Dance Battles Highlight Mark Ronson’s ‘I Can’t Lose’ Video

Ronson and guest vocalist Keyone Starr perform at seedy nightclub in retro-leaning clip

Gambling, heavy drinking and a dance battle worthy of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” highlight Mark Ronson‘s neon-lit new video for “I Can’t Lose.” The clip finds Ronson and guest vocalist Keyone Starr venturing into an underground Chinatown club, where they perform the seductive soul-pop jam against a gangster movie-style backdrop. 

“I can turn your luck around, baby,” Starr sings. But one gambler’s fate appears grim as a choreographed dance-fight breaks out in the parking lot. Then the song’s explosive trumpet blast causes the whole joint to quake, leading to a climactic getaway drive. 

The “I Can’t Lose” video is Ronson’s latest promotion for his fourth LP, Uptown Special, which came out in January. The album spawned the ubiquitous “Uptown Funk” – his first Billboard Top Ten single as a solo artist – and featured collaborations with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker. 

Ronson recruited a high-profile cast for his hilarious “Feel Right” video, which stars the producer and guest collaborators Mystikal and Bruno Mars as judges in a school talent show emceed by Florence Henderson (of Brady Bunch fame). The lame event turns wild when a kid singer channels his inner James Brown with a performance of the funky single. 

Ronson has kept up the momentum for Uptown Special, performing a handful of summer festivals. His June 26th performance at Glastonbury will feature a guest spot from Parker, NME reports, allowing Ronson to debut tracks like “Daffodils” and “Leaving Los Feliz” onstage. 

Last month, A$AP Rocky released the Rod Stewart-sampling “Everyday,” a chaotic new track produced by Ronson for the rapper’s second LP, At.Long.Last.A$AP.

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