"The concept was kind of hard to swallow almost. She referenced, like, Bon Jovi's 'Dead or Alive' video or something like that, but she was like, 'Just trust me, it's gonna be cool.' It's got a lot of stock footage. We like stock footage. So it's probably the least stupid video we've done, which is saying something."
-Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill about "Use Somebody" director Sophie Muller's original treatment of the clip. It's a good thing they balked: The video is nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. They'll be competing against Green Day's "21 Guns," Paramore's "Decode," Fall Out Boy's "I Don't Care" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida." "Coldplay? Green Day? So basically what you're telling us is that we'll come in last place," Followill also said. "I swear to God, I think we might come in last place."