Shaking off an ex is never easy, but as the star of The Downtown Fiction's latest video "Thanks For Nothing" finds out, it can practically drive you insane.
"I don't want to see you or anyone from your stupid band ever again," says the jilted ex to singer Cameron Leahy. Yeah, then this isn't going to end well for you. Walking through record shops, Laundromats and other local stores, our frustrated, delusional protagonist begins to see Leahy, drummer Eric Jones or bassist David Pavluk in virtually everyone she encounters. Kinda like Being John Malkovich minus John Malkovich.
With the line between reality and fantasy now permanently blurred, did she really see her ex with another girl? Is she even at the band's show, or was it all just an elaborate mental construct? We're entering into punk-pop Inception territory here, people. Here's hoping for a sequel, in which Cameron's ex starts speaking in only Downtown Fiction lyrics and then blasts off into space and lands on whichever planet Katy Perry's "E.T." was filmed. You're welcome for the free idea, Cameron.
"Thanks For Nothing" is the lead single from the band's recently released debut album, Let's Be Animals.
+ Watch The Downtown Fiction's "Thanks For Nothing" video below.