The Wanted, one of UK’s top selling artistes, have finally unveiled their new music video, Walks Like Rihanna. The band have been teasing fans on social media, saying this music video is going to be one of the funniest they have done yet!
The Wanted brings us down to memory lane, paying homage to the 90s boy bands like N Sync, Backstreet Boys and Take That in this video.
It started off with all of them being mesmerised when the foxy director walked into the meeting room.
The guys then proceeded to present their three ideas for the music video, paying homage to iconic boy bands.
The first ‘Fun & Quirky’ scene by band mate Jay McGuiness, was N Sync’s famous puppet music video ‘Bye Bye Bye’. They were all even dressed the same!
Next up was ‘Mature’ scene by band mate Max George, which featured a similar scene from Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’. Dressed in an all white outfit, the guys flaunted their nostalgic old boy band moves. Never gets old!
The third scene by band mate Nathan Sykes, was a ‘Black & White’ scene, which featured Take That’s ‘Back For Good’.
Known for their funny, quirky, humble and down to earth personality, The Wanted guys incorporated some funny scenes in this music video!
The video first showed the guys all sexy with water raining down on them, then zooming out to show band mate Siva Kaneswaran pouring water on them from a water bottle, while drinking one himself!
All three ideas did not make the final cut, so all of them ended up dancing in a warehouse with bright lights in the background, while the director walks like Rihanna around them!
Overall, the music video has received many well likes from fans! Siva even tweeted his favourite part of the video:
This music video was filmed in Los Angeles, before band mate Nathan Sykes went for a vocal cord surgery. He is fine and resting now. The guys are currently performing without him, and they said it feels weird without Nathan. Other than the guys, the fans are all missing him as well, showering him with lots of love on Twitter. Get well soon, Nathan!
‘Walks Like Rihanna’ is a new single off their upcoming third album, rumoured to be releasing September 2013. The band also has an upcoming reality show premiering Sunday, 2 June 2013, on E! Keep a lookout for it on your television!
Meanwhile, you can watch ‘Walks Like Rihanna’ here: