The boys from fun. have established themselves as a great contemporary video band. Having already introduced narratives involving Civil War reenactments and drinking with dudes from MTV, there was clearly only one thread left: the story of a sad suitcase.
Such is the story of the new video for “Why Am I The One,” a sweet, melancholy ballad from fun.’s hugely successful album Some Nights. Watch as the dudes dress in fancy suits and look wistful while their precious cargo gets tossed all over creation, lost in a poker game, and strapped to the back of a motorcycle. For a music video about a valise that sort of looks like it has a face, it’s surprisingly compelling.
Give it a spin below.
More than a year after the release of Some Nights, fun. are still on a roll. They just won a pair of Grammys (one for Best New Artist, the other for Song of the Year for “We Are Young”), and recently announced a huge summer tour that will put them in some of the country’s biggest amphitheaters.
What do you think of the video for “Why Am I The One”? Unpack your baggage in the comments.