Don’t expect a date from The All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter anytime soon. As they prepare for the release of their upcoming album, Kids in the Street,, AAR’s first single off the record, “Beekeeper’s Daughter,” warns the ladies out there that these dudes don’t exactly have time for chitchat: “You’re a pretty little flower/And I’m a busy little bee/Honey, that’s all you need from me.” So, no text back, then?
“Beekeeper’s Daughter” opens with a scorned female slamming a door in Ritter’s face, but dude brushes that dirt off his shoulder and hits the town. The world is his oyster, and the ladies that live in it are his pearls… or something. After checking in with some cheerleaders and bro-ing down with the scariest barbershop quartet we’ve ever seen (what’s with the black contact lenses?!), Tyson gets all Ferris Bueller on us when he takes the helm of a parade float, decked with flashy showgirls and a marching band. Oh, and then Wayne Newton shows up.
Even though the video looks like it’s all fun and games and chicks, “Beekeeper’s Daughter” is really just about being an a**hole. (Tyson Ritter said it, not us!) And guess what: It’s really hard to like an a**hole. (P.S. We know those various women dressed in devil costumes CARRY NO SUBTEXT WHATSOEVER, right? ‘K, cool.)