Mystery act Tuxedo made a splash on our radar in 2013 with a funkdafied three-song EP that had us cutting a rug when we heard it. But shortly after its release, interest in the project waned when the artists behind it failed to promote it or even come forward. We think that the folks behind Tuxedo are finally ready for their unveiling, however, with one of the rumored group members making a cameo in the music video for “Do It.”
Who’s that fly guy who’s allegedly a part of Tuxedo and all up in the video? None other than Mayer Hawthorne whose vocals could be the ones we’ve been grooving to since last year and who plays a valet in this clip. He may be rocking a new beard, but we’d recognize Hawthorne anywhere. Mayer’s appearance is a brief one, but he’s not the star of these visuals anyway. That would be Isaac Tualaulelei who also plays a valet who’s parking cars at the Tuxedo “Do it” Dance Audition but has bigger aspirations as seen by his popping, locking and dropping it like it’s hot all while he’s behind the wheel of the vehicles he’s parking.
Dude has some serious moves, and we soon see how many when he sheds his uniform and reports to the dance floor inside the studio where the auditions are being held. Don’t let his husky stature fool you, because Isaac shows everybody up with his light on his feet dancing. He becomes the center of attention and impresses the other dancers with his fancy footwork and soon they’re all following his choreography. They’re not the only ones impressed, as we suspect he’ll have more fans by the time you finish watching him in action, too.
As for Tuxedo, word on the street is that their debut album will be released in 2015, so stay tuned to this musical “mystery.”