New Politics Studio Session: Watch Two Performances and Q&A

Kate Glicksberg
New Politics perform at the Billboard Studio

"Shake it like a bad girl out in Harlem," goes "Harlem," the breakout hit of Danish rockers New Politics, who (literally) shook it all over Billboard's studio's in this live Q&A and performance session. Frontman David Boyd flashes some killer impromptu dance moves during the performance of their breakout song.

Three years ago, New Politics decided to chase their dreams and come to America -- specifically Brooklyn, NY -- searching for the opportunity their home country couldn't quite give them. "The dream for a lot of people growing up (in Europe) is to make it in America," explains guitarist Søren Hansen, who was always immersed in American culture from a young age and yearned to take his band to a larger stage.

"We even knew what Billboard was, when we were living (in Denmark) and weren't even involved in music," continues Boyd. "For us everything is exciting."

With their fiery rocker "Harlem" serendipitously arriving months after Baauer's "Harlem Shake" phenomenon (the song was actually written earlier), fortune has certainly been smiling on the upstart trio. Since then, their sophomore LP "A Bad Girl In Harlem" has cracked the Billboard 200 and their signature song has soared all the way to No. 4 on Alternative Songs.

The also played their one night stand ode, "Tonight You're Perfect."


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