The superstar, Grammy-nominated DJ, and producer, Steve Aoki has released a music video for his hit single featuring BTS – “Waste It On Me”.
The music video sees the coming-together of stars like Ken Jeong, Ross Butler, Devon Aoki, Jamie Chung, and Ben Baller. Joe Hahn of Linkin Park has serves as the director for this music video, making it a work of revered artists, in all aspects.
The highly anticipated music video begins with a shot of Aoki and his crew entering a nightclub with the owner played by Jamie Chung and Ben Baller, followed by Ross Butler who is on a steamy date with Devon Aoki. The viewer is then taken to a hopelessly in love Ken Jeong, whose character is a waiter at the club where he fawns over Devon, his next customer. As Jeong daydreams of winning a sing-off against Butler and sweeping Devon off her feet, in turn, the video goes back-and-forth with clips of Steve DJing and cameos of club-goers doing karaoke Leonardo Nam, Vincent Rodriguez, Jimmy Yang, Jessica Lu, and more.
The track featured in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and amassed more than 20 million streams on Spotify within a short span of two weeks.
“When I found out that ‘Waste It On Me’ was the number one song in the world on Apple Music I realized that this track represented more than just me and BTS,” said Steve, speaking of the track’s reach. He further talks about the strong Asian presence in the song and the video and says, ”It’s bigger than music, it represents a Korean band and one Asian American DJ that can show other Asians they are also apart of the global commercial musical landscape. I feel so deeply about the Asian footprint in music culture that I wanted the music video to have an entirely Asian cast and director. The video tells the story of “Waste It On Me” in an incredibly funny, witty, and clever manner.”
Something phenomenal surely happens when these two names create music together and the music video will add further strength to the popularity of the song! We’d love to hear what you think about the music video. Comment below! Download the track here.
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