In case you didn’t know, Edward Sharpe wants the whole damn world to dance with him. He lets you know this quite a bit in his uplifting folk ditty “Man On Fire,” culled from Sharpe’s latest album Here. Though judging from the song, the dancing he wants you to do is not the kind you are probably used to, and more like a leafless branch swaying gently in the wind.
In this artfully shot video for “Man On Fire,” we get brief moments of various dance troupes around New York City, from cheerleaders, local dance groups, and ballet dancers. Everyone likes to dance, though honestly I am unsure how you dance to this song. It feels more tap your toes than back flip, twist, shuffle. But, that’s also what I said about LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” and people seem to have figured out how to dance to that one, so what do I know? Anyway, I guess you’ll be hearing “Man On Fire” at every dance recital for the next millennia.