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."'
Sometimes you need to push your lover away to realize that you've indeed fallen in love. And ideally the "push" in question doesn't involve a multiple story plummet to the ground below — unless, you happen to be very fast and can make a saving catch.
Walk The Moon had their breakthrough through a brilliant little song and dance number, so it only makes sense they'd try something way bigger in their comeback clip. "Shut Up And Dance" is indeed bigger, but also weirder, funnier and more '80s than you'd expect. Singer Nicholas Petricca falls in love on the dance floor, thereby allowing us a window into his crazed imagination and a look at his ultimately s(l)ick dance moves.
Tiara Thomas is serious when she says she ain't after your money — unless you happen to own a bank, in which case you're screwed, or if you happen to have the misfortune of getting in the way of her latest robbery. Despite the guns and the masks and the malice, "One Night" is decidedly stylish and works like a charm, largely thanks to how the visual bounce off the lyrics in an unexpected way.