September 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Watch: Sam Smith and Calvin Harris’ ‘Promises’ video celebrates ball culture

Sam Smith and Calvin Harris in ‘Promises’ music video (Screenshot via YouTube)

Sam Smith and Calvin Harris have released the music video for their new collaboration “Promises” and it’s an homage to LGBT ball culture.

The video begins with ball dancers explaining why the ball culture means so much to them.

“It’s just like that let go, of not having to be somebody that I don’t want to be at that time,” one dancer explains.

Another dancer says: “Growing up in the Bronx you have to carry this tough skin,” another dancer continues, “Finding Vogue, it allowed me to express myself in a way that I couldn’t express myself anywhere else.”

“You find that inner person and you just let it out. You really can do anything in that world, and be accepted. Be celebrated, not just accepted,” one dancer adds.

The video then shows a group of dancers having fun at the club along with a cameo from model Winnie Harlow.

Watch below.

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