Whenever I listen to a music collaboration, I like to play a little game. I try to measure the amount of time spent listening to the “main artist” (the one who’s putting out the track on their record/the one whose name appears first) versus how much we hear the featured artist.
It’s a little bit different with electronic artists and producers, since technically, a lot of them don’t even sing. They just stick to crafting warpey surrealistic sounds and pouncing beats. Body Work follows the typical electronic DJ trope wherein a popular indie/pop artist sings overtop a pre-mixed track.
In the video for Body Work by Morgan Page, Tegan and Sara, the music industry’s most cherished lesbian twins, are dressed like Rosie the Riveter, stacking sheets in a dimly lit basement. They don’t look quite disenfranchised enough for this kind of work.
Then, some total hawties (male and female) take over the basement and start working out BIG TIME. Too bad they’re lifting too fast to actually work their muscle groups. Idiots.
Then come the special FX:
WHO WANTS TO COME TO MY LIGHT SABER PARTY!!! YOU GUYS!!! IT’S GONNA BE OUT OF THIS WORLD
As far as workout videos go, nothing will ever compare to Eric Prydz‘s salacious Call On Me. That video is one thong shy of an American Apparel billboard.
I give this one a 7/10.
(as one Youtuber aptly quipped, 99% porn, 1% music)
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