Cage the Elephant's Tell Me I'm Pretty single "Trouble" now has a flashy new video, complete with a wild west duel, a lot of baroque royalty fanning themselves, and some of the best costumes the Kentuckians have been seen in yet. It's a little difficult to grasp just exactly what is happening through all the dramatic jump cuts, but it looks good. Frontman Matt Schultz earned his directorial debut in the process, describing it as something like “John Wayne... in a [Jean] Cocteau play.”
It's also not the first time they've performed in this sort of setting; this video brings back memories of the band ambling through the desert to the tune of "Ain't No Rest For The Wicked" during their humble beginnings, though it's clear they've evolved quite a bit in the interim (just look at the change in production value!). It's appropriate, then, that the deceptively sunny sounding "Trouble" gives a lyrical nod to the track, alluding, "You know what they say, yeah / The wicked get no rest." Whoever it is who shot the bearded guy does look rather rattled.
The video comes at the dawn of an extensive summer tour, which you can find below the embed.
Read our review of Tell Me I'm Pretty here.