The James Slater-directed video for Major Lazer’s single “Powerful” was released earlier today, starring reggae singer Tarrus Riley and English songstress Ellie Goulding wreaking telekinetic havoc on a diner. Major Lazer, consisting of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, released their LP Peace is the Mission just last month.
Taking the lyrics more than literally (“There’s an energy… It’s so powerful”) Riley and Goulding show up to the diner as two strangers just doing their telekinetic thing; bending forks, spilling coffee, levitating an unassuming waitress. The clip is stunning and vaguely reminiscent of Slater’s previous works, following no particular narrative, but rather a continuous theme littered with memorable images throughout. It also helps that “Powerful” has vibrant pop feel to it, about as catchy as the common cold. And who knows– maybe it’ll become a contender for song of the summer. Watch the new video below: