When we last checked in with Redfoo, the Motown scion and former LMFAO member was filling us in on the so-called “fellatio ratio” he aims for when planning a party. As depicted in his new video for “Where the Sun Goes” — the latest single from his long-teased solo debut of the same name, due out in late fall — he’s moved on to more pressing concerns, namely how to keep his “Sunbae” happy while the two quest after a beachside “Treasure Chest,” booty that comes complete with typically cornball innuendo.
Cruising a beachside highway in a Jeep convertible, the Afro-topped MC and his leading lady literally “leave [their] shadows behind” as they encounter dudely surfers, a sun mascot wearing Redfoo-style glasses, a Speedo-clad interloper and, of course, a climactic party in the sand. In case the message of the song were unclear, countless Malibu Rum product-placement shots reinforce the festive mood.
“All the locations in the video are places that I grew up around,” says Redfoo. “It’s that California, Malibu feeling that is instantaneously recognizable anywhere in the world, everyone’s idea of where a lazy summer vacation should be spent: at the beach at a party with friends. Oh, and that’s my 1976 CJ5, baby-babies!”
The track itself is a silky-smooth dance-funk groover, more “Get Lucky” than “Party Rock Anthem.” An aural cameo from Stevie Wonder, who contributes a “That’s What Friends Are For”–style harmonica line, ups the song’s class factor considerably. “Stevie Wonder is a family friend and one of my musical inspirations,” says Redfoo of the collaboration. “His harmonica is instantly recognizable, and it adds sunshine to the track.”