“Thong Song” was originally featured on the singer’s 1999 debut album “Unleash the Dragon.”
For the updated version, Sisqo went EDM with more tropical production than the original version and even toned down the vocal runs amidst the drops.
In a statement to the media, he explained his involvement by saying:
“I’ve been asked so many times over the years to make a new version of ‘Thong Song’ and I have declined every time until I heard the new version that JCY did. I thought it was dope and figured maybe it was time to put some new rims on the Bugatti.”
For the new visual, Sisqo retained much of the same aspects of the Miami-set, spring break-themed 2000 clip, with a bevy of thong-bikini clad women running around a beach.
Some are also seen in a neon roller rink, still wearing their bikinis as a group of male dancers do choreography to the club-friendly track.
Sisqo released original “Thong Song” on New Year’s Eve in 1999. It went on to reach #3 on the Billboard Charts.