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Alesso Unleashes His Inner Nerd in Confetti-Strewn ‘Cool’ Video


Usually content to let the singers on his tracks dominate in their subsequent music videos — think Tove Lo in the “Heroes” visual from last fall — Swedish DJ and producer Alesso tries his hand at acting in the surprisingly entrancing treatment for his new synth-pop single, “Cool.” Set in a fictional high school, the narrative follows a nerdy, bespectacled Alesso, who eventually abandons all decorum, thrusting his hips at his teacher and prancing through the hallways. Along the way, there are some fun spoofs on the massive spectacle that live DJ sets have become. Watch for yourself above.