In the new, neon-lit video for Foster the People’s upbeat tune “Pick U Up,” the band takes what could start as a sketchy night in a big city and turns it into innocent, playful fun.
Directed by Mark Foster, the video shows the protagonist getting into a shifty gambling game on the sidewalk, before he dances over to an even shiftier back kitchen of a restaurant, where a beautiful girl kisses him and the two walk away with silver briefcases.
“There must be something in the water/I honestly can’t be bothered/To spin around in circles like this/Well, these veteran social climbers/Their ambition and desires/A cocktail of charm and explicit pics,” Foster croons as the couple heads to the bar, plop the briefcases on the table and open them to reveal not a ton of cash or drugs as one might expect, but some pretty slick roller skates. The video ends with the couple dancing the night away.
“Pick U Up” follows previous singles “Imagination,” “Style,” “Worst Nites” and “Sit Next To Me.” Watch the video below.