Watch the “Aunt Betty” video premiere on Loudwire now

Photo: Jeremiah Mayhew

Photo: Jeremiah Mayhew

Sean: We knew we wanted Zack to be pushing me around in a wheelchair, but that was the extent of our vision for this video. We expressed that small idea to our friend Lance, who had directed our first two videos, and he really ran with it. I’m pretty sure he’s still running, somewhere. The filming was an ultra-surreal and unusual experience, but at the same time, it didn’t feel that far-fetched. In fact, it seemed totally possible. A missed exit here, a strange encounter there, maybe some sort of shady transaction involving not very much money and some homecooked blue-belly barney dope. One thing stumbles into another, next thing you know you’re in an airstream, you’re neither he nor she, and you’re very very sketched out. Aunt Betty?

Zack:  Sean and I met with Lance (director) and talked about where we saw ourselves in the next few years. We wanted to make a video that captured our feelings about the future of not only us as a band, but as people. What he wrote fell in line with the mood of the song and visually went where we wanted to take it. My favorite part of the shoot was the bbq. Our catering budget was cut last minute so what started as our normal lunch routine, ended up making the final cut.

Watch Loudwire’s exclusive premiere of “Aunt Betty” now