Director Isaac Ravishankara unravels a gorgous and slow-burning apocalyptic tale that's way more about emotion than destruction. Or to reference an old R.E.M. song, it's the end of the world as they know it, but Selah Sue feels a bit less than fine.
There's no missing mouth-music purveyors Pentatonix in this colorful video, thanks to some brazenly clashy-clashy outfit. But, the same can't be said for the video's special guests, who are body-painted to blend-in with the equally bold backgrounds.
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."'
Ain't nothing boring like a school talent competition, unless there happens to be an intrepid group of youngsters with a Ghost tribute band. And it's even more exciting if there's a telekinetic audience member who decides to add a psychic frenzy.