Now that you’ve seen the video for Yellowcard’s “Hang You Up” as well as behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot, we got the punk-pop quintet all in one place, all on the same couch (blocks, actually, but let’s not split hairs) to talk about what it was like shooting “Hang You Up.”
“It’s definitely something we haven’t really done before,” frontman Ryan Key says of the Chris Marrs Piliero-directed video. “The song is a little bit heavy… and I think we all wanted to make sure with the video we weren’t taking ourselves too seriously and making it some emotional piece of a video.”
In the lighthearted video, Key is seen pining for an ex-girlfriend and annoying those around him with his constant singing and thieving of milk shakes.
At one point, the singer jumps through the drive-through window where he works after spotting his ex. “I had to jump out of a drive-through window about 30 times,” Key says. “It was really challenging. Those windows are small! The first time I did it, they were going to put all this padding down for me. I was like, ‘Guys, it’s like three feet. I got it.’”
As Key notes in the video below, Yellowcard’s goal was simple: “If you don’t laugh, then we failed completely.”
+ Watch Yellowcard discuss “Hang You Up” video, and check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage too.