The ’90s stage a comeback in Jennifer Hudson’s new music for “Walk It Out,” her Timbaland and J-Roc produced single.
Directed by Director X, the man behind Iggy Azalea’s Clueless-themed “Fancy” music video, “Walk It Out” opens with J-Hud waking up and going for a sassy stroll down the streets of Chicago. Thankfully, Timbaland — who is also featured on the track — keeps his appearances to a minimum, allowing the American Idol alum to truly shine.
When Hudson isn’t strutting down the streets and attracting the attention of various men, she can be found in a salon leading a group of women in a simple choreographed dance move. It looks like Liz Lemon’s attempts at waving like a human being, except more elegant and better executed. From there,the Oscar winner heads to the park, where keeps warding off the advances of a certain muscular man and leads another group in a slightly more complicated dance. The video ends with Hudson “walking it out” with some male background dancers before accepting the keys to a gentleman’s BMW convertible. The entire concept feels beamed in from another era — but it works because of the Grammy winner’s powerful stage presence and attitude.
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