In the new video for “Don’t Make Me Wait,” Sting and Shaggy’s recent lead single from their upcoming collaborative album 44/876, there is footage of Sting sipping on a Red Stripe while watching Jamaican men play dominoes. He triumphs at snooker, and leans up against a wall next to a group of bikers. He sits on the hood of a Jeep playing an electric guitar that’s not plugged in, and attempts to turn up at a block party. Toward the end the two men put on a concert, where Shaggy gets more of the action while Sting bops around in the background.
Shaggy and Sting’s collaboration still seems like it must be a joke on some level, but neither of them appear to be laughing. 44/876 is out on 4/20—again, is this a joke?