Sportsong of the Week #15
Nas & Kygo
The 2015 US Open finals weekend is this weekend, depending on if the New York weather allows it. Sportsong of the Week #15, the promotion video 'We play' of the tournament, is dedicated to the tennis stars still in the competition! Especially Serena Williams who can make history this weekend!
For two weeks each summer, tennis takes over courts across New York City. And it all culminates in Queens with the biggest major: The US Open. Therefore rap artist Nas, a true Queensbridge native, was asked to write a text as a promotion to the tournament on the song 'Piano Jam' by Norwegian DJ Kygo. As the lyrics describe: For two weeks this summer; One game holds us under the sway; Across the five burrows of the sunrise; Waiting all day; We play
This is an art form the Americans are truly masters of. Promotion, hype, emotional sports videos. A combination of music, lyrics, beautiful imagery and sports footage. They know how to create goosebumps! So watch this music video before you go watch the finals this weekend! It's smash hit material! Serves up!
Bonus US Open music and dancing: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake dancing in the stands to Beyonce; Djokovic dancing after a game with a real enthusiastic fan from the stands.
Full lyrics "We play" - Nas & Kygo
For two weeks this summer
One game holds us under the sway
Across the five burrows of the sunrise
Waiting all day
From high to oasis
Uptown to downtown
Jungle to clay
Behind the grand window
There is a secret
Let's keep it that way
In Flushing on courts named for jazzmen and heroes
The train ride away
The heat and the heartbeat
Rocking 'till midnight
Where legends are made
The US Open takes over