Paramore or BUST!!
Paramore’s “Daydreaming” video opens up with a whirlwind of shots: countryside scenery, a small town as trains pass through, and the band triumphantly rocking out on stage.
Then, as the guitars build: a sudden halt. A moment of serenity as we cut to a girl riding her bike on a peaceful street. It’s a good approximation of the hurry up and wait/slow down and rush feel of tour life.
Watch Paramore’s “Daydreaming” video after the jump.
As the song slows down and Hayley Williams sings about dreaming of bigger and better things, the video turns to the very specific, manageable dreams of a couple of young fans: flying to London to see Paramore perform! Seems doable.
It’s not as easy as you might think, however. There’s packing to do, a few plane flights to manage, cab rides, and, even more distressing, trying to figure out how to navigate the London subway system. That labyrinth is enough to deter anyone.
As it turns out, the footage of the band performing was taken from the band’s own recent stint in London, performing two nights at Wembley Arena.
“I wanna get out/ and build my own home/ on a street where reality/ is not much different/ from dreams I’ve had,” Williams sings in the rousing grandeur of the song’s slow build.
The travel footage is intercut with the fans back at home, counting down the days until they can get out on the road and see a different part of the world that they’ve been dreaming of themselves. BUT WILL THEY MAKE IT IN TIME FOR THE SHOW? And what about an accidental detour to the band’s dressing room? A girl can dream.
+ Watch Paramore’s “Daydreaming” video.
Photo credit: Fueled By Ramen / Paramore