Joe Jonas‘ band DNCE joins up with Nicki Minaj in the supercuts superdisco “Kissing Strangers” video. Marc Klasfeld directed the Seventies-set clip.
The video opens up on lead singer Joe Jonas who is sitting back and putting on his headphones. He is then seemingly transported to the Seventies where he is biking around a suburb handing out fliers for a party. At a convenience store, he meets up with bassist Cole Whittle who does exactly as the song implies — kisses a stranger in a photobooth. At the party, the rest of the band joins in on the fun, playing spin the bottle and seven minutes in Heaven. As the band performs in a bar, Nicki Minaj joins the party and pulls Jonas in for an almost-kiss.
As always with DNCE, though, questions linger. Are they fun…. or just extra? Is that guy with the lopsided mohawk cute…. or nah? Do I reeeeeally like this song…. or is it just a manipulative hook with a quirky vocal contrivance? I don’t know, I don’t know. But I watched it twice.
And Nicki just nails it. How is she perfect in EVERY type of song?