Cape Town – Ariana Grande and Troye Sivan have a new music video together for their duet titled Dance to This.
In the super-stylised visual the pair sing and dance together in a room full of people who seem totally over it.
But, Troye and Ariana ignore them while living their best lives and embody the lyrics of the song which are: “You know we've already seen all of the parties/We can just dance to this/We can just, we can just/Dance to this.”
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
The video was released on Thursday on YouTube and just before fans could view it, Troye tweeted: “The DTT vid was inspired literally by High School Musical and Grease and Pass This On by the Knife and a gif of Cher spinning around that I can’t find rn”.
SEE THAT TWEET HERE:
The DTT vid was inspired literally by High School Musical and Grease and Pass This On by the Knife and a gif of Cher spinning around that i cant find rn— troye sivan (@troyesivan) July 19, 2018
On first viewing of the video it might be tricky to see all of the aforementioned references and visual homages to these pop culture gems, so we’re going to break it down for you.
HERE'S ARE THE FOUR POP CULTURE REFERENCES ONE BY ONE:
1. HERE’S SCREENGRAB OF THE VIDEO NEXT TO A SCREENGRAB OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL:
2. HERE’S ONE OF THE VISUAL GREASE REFERENCES:
Swedish electro band The Knife's video Pass This On is one reference that we think is most like Ariana and Troye’s video.
3. HERE’S THE WHOLE VIDEO BY THE KNIFE:
4. LASTLY, HERE’S A GIF OF CHER SPINNING: