Cage the Elephant Release Wild West Themed 'Trouble' Video
The Kentucky rock band don their best gun slinging gear and head out to the desert to take on "trouble" in a trippy video that combines Have Gun Will Travel with a touch of Alice in Wonderland.
The video marks frontman Matthew Shultz's directorial debut. 'I really wanted to make a video that was like John Wayne or a young Clint Eastwood acting in a Cocteau Play or Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberry's [sic]," Shultz stated. 'A metaphorical journey that hopefully people could read between the lines" (via CoS).
That juxtaposition proves to be a psychedelic experience, mixing the washed out desert landscape with rich colorful characters and settings. In the opening moments, bassist Daniel Tichenor faces off against a gun toting bad guy, before making his way through an increasingly ethereal experience that includes clowns, ladies of the night and more.
"Trouble on my left, trouble on my right/ I've been facing trouble almost all my life/ My sweet love, won't you pull me through/ Everywhere I look, I catch a glimpse of you," Shultz sings on the chorus. As far as the video goes, trouble comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and possibilities. Watch it here.
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