Directed by Diane Martel – who helmed a visually similar house party-gone-awry with “We Can’t Stop” for Miley Cyrus – “After the Afterparty” features XCX and a bunch of body parts-munching friends dancing the night away.
Midway through the video, Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty drops by to deliver his guest verse before the zombie bash turns into an all-out foam party.
In an Instagram post thanking the cast and crew of the “After the Afterparty” video, XCX revealed that Sophie and PC Music’s A.G. Cook both played a role in crafting the track, continuing a collaboration that began with the Vroom Vroom EP.
“After the Afterparty” is the first single from the singer’s upcoming third album and follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.
??? AFTER THE AFTERPARTY VIDEO DROPS TODAY ??? before it comes out i just wanna say thank uuuuuu so much to all the amazing people who were involved in creating not only the video, but also the song, the artwork and the whole entire xcx world!! thank u of course @lilyachty for being a part of this song and being such a nice cool person to collaborate with musically! to @twinkleswinkle – i’m so happy we finally got to make a video together after all this time!!! @lisa_tv for being my snapchat coach/friend and genius stylist and @agcook404 for being my hype man/24 hour party person/creative direcor. Also shout out to @lukeshuman (queen of fonts and basically everything in my life rn) @bradleyandpablo (queens of artwork), @nikitakesh (queen of casting), kimi selfridge (queen of bts) @evebarlow (queen of interviews), THE ENTIRE CAST (incredible people I enjoyed bubble bathing w u guys), @raye @eyelarx Fred Gibson, Stargate, Sophie (for creating this song with me) and anyone else who I’ve forgotten I love you all and thank you!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the video Angels