What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas—sometimes it ends up in a Cash Cash music video. The EDM trio can’t wait till nightfall to hit the clubs in their new clip for “Broken Drum,” which features Fitz of soul-pop outfit Fitz and the Tantrums and premieres today on EW.
“We’ve been Marquee [Dayclub & Nightclub] residents for a few years now and felt like it was about time we show people what goes down out here when we’re in town,” Cash Cash’s Jean Paul Makhlouf wrote in an email to EW. “Aside from all the toned, half-naked bodies you would expect at a Vegas pool party, the video showcases some of the most breath taking Vegas views that most people might not even know exist out there.”
In addition to showing off another side of the Vegas, the track—taken from the group’s upcoming album, Blood Sweat & 3 Years, their first LP since 2012—reveals another side of their sound following the tropical-house Nelly collaboration “Millionaire” and 2013’s “Take Me Home” with Bebe Rexha. Yes, pop music has had no shortage of saxophones in the past few years—see Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It,” the last third on the Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down”—but Cash Cash takes sax-driven drops to a frenzied new place on “Broken Drum.”
“It’s one of those super simple ditties that you don’t need to overthink,” Makhlouf writes. “We instantly knew it was a single after recording Fitz’s infectious vocals.” The feeling was mutual, according to Fitz: “As soon as we started working on ‘Broken Drum,’ I knew this song was going to be fire.”
Blood, Sweat & 3 Years is out June 24 via Big Beat.