Now that fun. are getting the recognition they’ve deserved since Aim and Ignite, they also have the budget to create music videos that complement the scope of the narrative of their songwriting. In their video for “Some Nights,” Anthony Mandler directs the band in a Civil War dramatization following a Yankee and a Confederate from their home lives to the battlefield. In addition to being shot beautifully, the video treatment takes the lyric This is it, boys / This is war literally and converts the song from a declaration of Nate Ruess’ association with the music industry to a soldier’s relationship with war. Clever.
You can see fun. performing “One Foot” tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live and, if you missed it, you can watch them perform “We Are Young” with Janelle Monae at the MTV Movie Awards while most of young Hollywood sings along from the audience.
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