Today, Elton John and Britney Spears are thrilled to release the video for one of the biggest songs of 2022 and chart-topping smash hit “Hold Me Closer.”
Award-winning director, Tanu Muino, was brought on to bring this to life. Tanu Muino is best known for her impressive repertoire of renowned music videos such as Lil Nas X’s “Montero,” Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” Cardi B’s “Up,” Yungblud’s “Fleabag,” Lizzo’s “Rumors” and more.
Tanu Muino said, “This was an emotional one for me as I grew up with Britney. After seeing “SlaveFor You,” I decided that I wanted to become a video director. Elton John is an icon that I and the world grew up listening to,” On the creative direction, Muino continued, “Going into this video, I knew there would be a lot of emotional expectations the audience and fans would have. With this responsibility, I had to do something different and unexpected. The visuals had to be different. The dance had to be forward-thinking to raise eyebrows and make Elton and Britney proud. To capture this magic, we shot around all my favorite architectural locations in Mexico City and brought on choreographer Jacob Jonas who does the best contemporary choreography today. Getting the best dancers, crew, and access to some of the most private locations in the world was simple as everyone wanted to work with Elton John and be part of his legacy.”
Also announced, three collectible, limited-edition CD single formats of “Hold Me Closer” are available for pre-order today and set for release in November. Each of the three unique discs will feature different artwork; one with the original single sleeve and the remaining two with fan-voted art as the cover. Additionally, each CD will carry a different track list, all with the original “Hold Me Closer” song, with the second track varying between an extended version, a Joel Corry Remix, or a Purple Disco Machine Remix of the single on the remaining two. Link to come later.
Today, multi-platinum selling and chart-topping recording artist Normani returns with “Wild Side” featuring Cardi B. The track drops alongside a jaw-dropping Tanu Muino-directed visual (recently directed Cardi B’s “Up”) choreographed by the renowned Sean Bankhead, who also choreographed Normani’s “Motivation” video – an iconic visual ode to the late 90s-early 2000s – and her MTV VMAs performance. This latest visual showcases Normani’s signature, sleek dance moves, her versatility with fashion and how she continues to be at the top of her game.
Speaking about the new track and working with Cardi B, Normani reveals, “I had already been in rehearsal for about three weeks preparing for the video when Cardi heard the record for the first time. She really showed up for me and brought this record to life by simply doing what Cardi does best. I love that woman down and I’m forever grateful.”