VIDEO OF THE WEEK: EARTH WIND & FIRE – ‘LET’S GROOVE’
December 2, 2019
With the party season pretty much upon us, it’s entirely apposite that we should kick off with Earth Wind And Fire’s dancefloor perennial, ‘Let’s Groove’.
An international smash hit – it went Top 3 in the UK – this horn-driven floorfiller is the band at its best.
The song’s use of the vocoder proved highly influential and the sense of joy and hedonistic abandon is clearly reflected in the song’s video. Using then state-of-the-arts effects, the visual ideas employed here can still be seen in contemporary promos.
It also enjoys the significant distinction of being the first video played on the Black Entertainment Network’s trailblazing video programme, ‘Video Soul’.