Maddie Ziegler Returns In No New Friends Music Video Follow Up To LSD’s Thunderclouds

LSD – No New Friends (Official Video) ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo

LSD is an acronym for Labrinth, Sia, Diplo and obviously a drug reference as well. Given I’m a bit out of the alternative pop loop it was new to me and I have to admit, I was a bit startled to see a still quite young Maddie Ziegler associated with a psychedelic drug. That said, she does a great job as a muse for both choreographer Ryan Heffington and the singer Sia. This has become quite the collaborative effort and it’s great to see her continuing even as Sia sheds her solo identity to become a third of a supergroup with Diplo and Labrinth.

LSD – Thunderclouds (Official Video) ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo

Though a number of animated videos have previously been released for the Labrinth, Sia & Diplo present LSD album, No New Friends is the second music video starring Maddie Ziegler. The first, Thunderclouds, was originally released in a wide screen format last year and was reissued in a standard format last week. Though Ziegler and Heffington were both credited at the end of No New Friends, Thunderclouds comes without such niceties. However, once again, Heffington and Ziegler are a great match as they’ve been in all their music videos for Sia’s music and now her LSD collab.

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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