Keke Palmer Dances for Her Life in ‘Enemiez’ Video Feat. Jeremih
Keke Palmer‘s followed up her “I Don’t Belong to You” single with a step in a different direction on “Enemiez” featuring Jeremih, and she *dance steps* in a different direction in the accompanying video.
The Carly Cussen-directed visual for the track — a bop that sounds like a distant cousin of The Weeknd‘s “Can’t Feel My Face” with Jeremih’s vocal noodlings and “ooh”s — is set in industrial L.A. Palmer flexes the acting skills that won her new fans on Scream Queens and Fox’s Grease: Live! this past January, playing a young woman caught between two rival groups who is pressured to take a stand against the man she’s secretly in love with.
2015 Grammy nominee Jeremih sticks to singing in the clip, mostly crooning on the other side of a cement wall [symbolism!] while Keke’s in the middle of the action, arguing with her cohorts and dancing for her very life. Sure, the song and the video’s influences are showing: there’s the aforementioned shades of Michael Jackson-by-way-of-The-Weekend, while Ciara’s “Gimme Dat” video meets Aaliyah’s “Try Again” from Romeo Must Die, for starters. But the result is magnetic, and Palmer once again asserts her status as a performer to watch.
Listen to the catchy-as-hell “Enemiez” above, and watch the video premiere over at Complex to learn how to shut down a conflict with on-point dancing (and a side of light kickboxing). Buy “Enemiez” on iTunes here.
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