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How Stromae ended up directing Major Lazer’s music video for “Run Up”

During an interview with TRACE Urban for the show Guest Star, Walshy Fire from Major Lazer revealed the Belgian superstar directed the music video for the group’s latest single “Run Up” featuring Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Last January, Major Lazer set the internet ablaze when they released their newest single “Run Up”, an already certified banger and a crowd’s favorite. Above all this new track announces the imminent arrival of the trio’s new album : Music Is The Weapon. Featuring mesmerizing vocals from Canadian crooner PARTYNEXTDOOR and some flawless rhymes from Nicki Minaj, the lyric video for “Run Up” has already been viewed 34 million times on YouTube.

Stromae in the director ‘s chair

A few weeks ago, before she visited Europe for a month, Nicki Minaj unveiled some behind-the-scenes footage of the single’s video shooting in Los Angeles. During an interview with TRACE, Walshy Fire from Major Lazer revealed the video was directed by the one and only Paul Van Haver better know as Stromae ! “Can you believe that ? Rwanda’s very own. Stromae !”, the producer exclaims. “He heard the song and was like ‘Yo let me shoot a video for it!‘ and you don’t say no to Stromae !

Back in December the 32-years-old artist declared in an interview with French magazine Les Inrocks that he didn’t want to sing anymore.  It looks like the Papaoutai singer has find a new way of expression in directing ! “You know it’s gonna be an amazing video, you know it’s gonna be creative. How many people can say they have a video directed by Stromae ?” teased Walshy Fire. We cannot wait to see the result !

Watch Washy Fire gush about Stromae in the video above !


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