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.