Saint Motel groove to vintage broadcast news glory in their new music video for “Move,” which EW is excited to premiere below.
In the clip, which also features musician/ comic Reggie Watts, the band plays a variety of television characters on a failing news broadcast. But soon disaster strikes and the ratings grow exponentially as viewers tune in to watch the madness unfold.
“Carlos [Lopez Estrada, one of the video’s directors] and I had been discussing music video ideas for ‘Move’ months before the song was even finished,” Saint Motel’s frontman A/J Jackson told EW. “They centered in on ‘the world within television,’ and the fast paced nature of broadcast news seemed like a good fit.”
The music video for “Move” became a project amongst friends. Bandmates Jackson and Aaron Sharp already knew their three music video directors — Zach Wechter, Nick Roney, and Lopez Estrada — from film school. Then the band got their other friend Watts to make a cameo during the video’s end scene, which Jackson described as “the sexy gravy on top.”
Watch the full music video for “Move,” off their latest album saintmotelevision, below.
Saint Motel recently wrapped a headlining tour but will hit the road again supporting Panic! At The Disco’s North American run in February. See a full list of dates on their website.