After some actually groundbreaking performances from all-stars reminiscent of Jack Harlow, Lizzo, BLACKPINK and extra at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, Marshmello and Khalid introduced one thing else for the gang: good vibes.
The pair arrived early within the broadcast on Sunday (Aug. 28) to ship a laid-back, trippy efficiency of their new single “Numb.” Pulling as much as the stage in a lime inexperienced sweater and sweatpants jamming on a bass guitar, the masked DJ launched his collab-mate Khalid, who appeared among the many crowd in New Jersey, singing the opening traces to their newest tune collectively. “Like lookin’ on the solar/ I really feel such as you’re the moon,” he sang. “I really feel like I’m the one/ I wanna get numb.”
Leaping as much as the stage, Khalid joined Marshmello and a bevy of denim-clad dancers as they jammed their method by way of the remainder of the tune, whereas viewers at residence had been handled to a feast of neon-colored visible results distorting the efficiency. In the meantime at Newark’s Prudential Heart, the gang, full with flashing bracelets to create the vibe of 1 large rave, sang and danced alongside. The simulated journey, very like Khalid’s vocals, provided a smooth-as-silk transition into the following portion of the present.
In fact, the pair weren’t solely there to ship a efficiency. “Numb” was nominated in a single class at Sunday’s award present: Track of the Summer time. Becoming a member of the pair of their class had been names together with Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Future, Harry Kinds, Unhealthy Bunny, and Nicki Minaj, who was awarded with the occasion’s prestigious Video Vanguard Award in the course of the ceremony.