Two months ago, Fun. promised that their upcoming video for “Some Nights” would be “amazing,” then followed up that claim by teasing that the clip featured “a brilliant concept” (and also xylophones).
And now, after all that talk, we are finally getting our first glimpse at the video (which premieres Monday, June 4, at 3:55 p.m. on MTV) — thanks to a target="_blank">teaser clip posted by the band’s label, Fueled by Ramen — and it looks like Fun.’s claims were warranted.
In the 30-second clip, we see Fun. performing amidst a Civil War battlefield, as flares erupt in the distance and Union and Confederate soldiers take aim at one another (said xylophone does not make an appearance). Directed by Anthony Mandler — who’s made a career out of helming eye-catching clips for the likes of Rihanna, Jay-Z, Drake and the Killers — the “Some Nights” video appears to be a worthy successor to the band’s breakout “We Are Young” clip, which still stands as one of 2012’s best.
Of course, that assessment is based solely on a single sneak peek — you can catch the full “Some Nights” video when it premieres Monday, June 4, at 3:55 p.m. on MTV. And, of course, it comes on the heels of Fun.’s performance at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which air live on Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.