Being in a band is tricky. When you begin, you can’t take yourself too seriously or you will not be flexible enough to deal with the unavoidable obstacles. And when you do get big– which practically never takes place– you wish to be taken seriously, however if you’re too serious, you run the risk of alienating individuals. That’s why Think of Dragons’s goofy as hell brand-new video for “Follow You” is such a feat. It’s non-stop self-ribbing, but it also showcases the band doing what they do at the top of their game.
It also has major assistance from 2 incredibly amusing people: Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia That alone is sufficient to puncture the veneer of a Serious Rock Band, but Picture Dragons go further, with band leader Dan Reynolds removing off his t-shirt and making an idiot of himself on a couple of occasions.
McElhenney, who knows a thing or 2 about carrying out shirtless dances onstage, dedicates to this video in such a way you need to appreciate, but Olson might be the real MVP for how she gets to kick back and watch everything (apart from one brief, unbelievable moment that’s efficiently an Easter egg). If that wasn’t enough, the band soaks on itself by invoking their fellow Las Vegas arena champs The Killers in a truly funny bit at the top of the clip.
” Follow You”– and its extremely well-done video from Matt Eastin– comes ahead of Envision Dragons’s forthcoming fifth studio album, also set to include “Cutthroat,” a song that came out of Reynolds’s experiences with ayahuasca. “Follow You” is the soft side of “Ruthless”‘s fury, and Reynolds just recently told Wanderer it is among the couple of love songs the band has actually, motivated by him reuniting with his other half, Aja.
“‘ Follow You’ is about commitment,” he told the publication. “It’s motivated by the Beach Boys, which I grew up on, and it was a really lively, fun tune.”
As far as husband-and-wife reunions go, the “Follow You” video likewise allows McElhenney and Olson, who’ve been married for 13 years, to have a night out together and see some live music.
- Envision Dragons