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The Knocks and Glee’s Alex Newell Slay the Dance Floor in Their ‘Collect My Love’ Video

Hot off a remix from Fetty Wap, New York City club-pop duo the Knocks keep the momentum going with a video for their disco gem (and previous Song of the Week pick) “Collect My Love.” The song and video are anchored by the charisma of Alex Newell, best remembered for playing Glee’s first transgender character, Unique. With its setting at famed party spot China Chalet and its cameos from rising drag stars Aquaria and Daphne Sumtimez, the Austin Peters–directed video gives a rapturous glimpse into Downtown Manhattan’s underground club culture.

“He did a great job capturing the energy of Alex’s performance and the energy of our favorite part of New York City,” DJ B-Roc says of Peters. Newell especially delivers a showstopping turn as the Chalet’s dance queen, putting his sky-high vocal range center stage — while wearing a flower crown and sequins, natch. Consider this your Friday night slay-spiration.

As an added bonus, the Knocks have also released four remixes for “Collect My Love,” including edits from Mat Zo, Lenno, Leon Lour, and the Golden Boy, with a debut LP via Big Beat/Neon Gold to follow later this year.

Watch the Knocks’ Video for ‘Collect My Love’