Things get trippy in super group LSD’s new music video for “Thunderclouds.”
The collaborative project consisting of electro-pop singer-songwriter Sia, British musician Labrinth, and music producer Diplo sees the trio soaring through the sky in their latest video with frequent collaborator, Dance Moms’ Maddie Ziegler—who starred in Sia’s videos for “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.” Check out the new music video below.
Directed by Ernest Desumbila, “Thunderclouds” sees Ziegler in Sia’s signature wig dancing on top of a retro van with Diplo behind the wheel. Labrinth is seen floating beside the vehicle on a cloud while Sia takes the form of what appears to be a Barbie doll. It’s all very psychedelic as the group travels across dazzling pink and purple skies.
Along the way, the trio encounters thunderstorms with the lyrics, “You’re sayin’ those words like you hate me now / Our house is burning when you’re raisin’ hell / Here in the ashes your soul cries out / But don’t be afraid of these thunderclouds / All I need is love.” With the power of love, they eventually find their way out of the storm and return to the cotton-candy skies.
The “Cheap Thrills” singer has been teasing the new music video all week on her social media.
Although they are a new group, Sia, Labrinth, and Diplo aren’t new to working with each other. Sia and Labrinth joined forces before LSD was formed to write the Wonder Woman track “To Be Human” in 2017, while Sia previously worked with Diplo on the original version of “Elastic Heart.”
“Thunderclouds” is one of three previously released tracks set to appear on LSD’s upcoming debut album along with “Genius” and “Audio.” The group previously told Rolling Stone that the yet-to-be-titled record is scheduled to arrive sometime this September.