By Amanda Wicks
Train can’t help but celebrate. For their new music video “Play That Song,” the band takes a page out of Singing in the Rain and other big movie musical numbers.
Lead singer Pat Monahan can’t help but dance as he walks around sunny Los Angeles listening to “Play That Song.” The upbeat number causes him to borrow a passer-by’s hat and begin dancing to the beat. More than just groove, Monahan really dances with full choreography and everything. Soon his attitude and energy have everyone joining him.
Monahan ends up dancing in a fountain with a crowd then later ends up dancing at an outdoor roller rink where he shows off his twinkle toes by moving back and forth on a giant keyboard just like Tom Hanks did in the movie Big.
“Play That Song” marks the first single off Train’s forthcoming, yet-untitled album. The song is built around the melody of the 1938 single “Heart and Soul” by Howard Hoagland “Hoagy” Carmichael. No word on when Train will release their next album, but it should arrive some time in 2017.