In truth, the Australian lads in 5 Seconds Of Summer don't have to dream about what it's like to be rich — unless Duran Duran are taking all the songwriting royalties — but this fun video casts them as regular working folk dreaming of all the outlandish ways they'd spend those bookoo bucks (including: a music video).
I am admittedly late to the game on this one since this video has been out for a few months - and don't forget Jeep's current ad campaign - but X Ambassadors have been dubbed VH1's You Oughta Know Artist for Sept. '15. And this clip features some real-life pioneers who've been told countlessly that they can't.... but have. Since the anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilites Act is pretty recent, this seems a timely post as well.
5 Seconds Of Summer reinforce their stronghold on that sweetspot between pop/punk and boy band thanks to this cartoonish tale about rallying all the underdogs for a parade that would make Delta Tau Chi proud.
Isaac Rentz, director: "This is my 4th video for the band. They're always fun to work with because they have a great sense of humor but they also take the message behind their videos seriously. The band wanted to make something with a revolutionary theme that showed them sticking up for underdogs. I worked with my production designer to create a mad max-style vehicle that they would drive through the suburbs, made completely from scraps that you'd find in a neighborhood garage. It was an intense night shoot, with hundreds of extras on the Warner Brothers studio lot. I was nervous about it all coming together, but I remember the first moment we saw the band rounding the corner on that big smoking, blinking vehicle, we all knew we had found the right visual to match the song."'