Cage the Elephant explore their disturbing side with their new video “Cold, Cold, Cold.” Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic A Clockwork Orange, the clip finds the young protagonist trapped in what looks like the most terrifying mental hospital. The video is ride with terrifying masks, unsettling nurses, drug injections and even decapitation. Check out the clip for yourself here. This is the second video frontman Matt Shultz has directed. He made his video directing debut for Cage the Elephant’s previous single “Trouble.”
Speaking about the new video, Shultz said in a statement “I think we're all very prone to subscribe to a safe, surface level pursuit of happiness, keeping our adversities out of sight out of mind, in a way. We try to fix ourselves to fit into the social norm, and it is so easy to forget that in one way or another, the broken hearted are the beautiful ones.”
“Cold, Cold, Cold” is the latest single taken from the band’s fourth album, 2015’s Tell me I’m Pretty, produced by Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. The album reached the 26 spot on the Billboard 200.
Cage the Elephant are getting back on the road this year for their European tour. Dates kick off Jan. 16 in Dublin, Ireland and wrap up April 1 in Santiago, Chile. The band will also play the festival circuit this summer and will play Shaky Knees, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, The Forecastle Festival, and Boston Calling. Check out the complete list of tour dates over on their website.