Video Premiere: Walk The Moon, ‘Tightrope’

Watch Walk The Moon’s jubilant new video for “Tightrope.”

We think it’s safe to say that Cincinnati-based indie-pop outfit Walk The Moon have solidified their place as the happy-hook masters (see the rager-ready, sun-soaked video for “Anna Sun”). In fact, just this summer the boys beat out The Wanted, Wiz Khalifa, Rihanna, AND Rita Ora in our “Song Of The Summer” contest. I mean, it had to be said! That ish ain’t easy. And in just the last few months, the boys have released their self-titled debut via RCA Records and played MTV’s famed Unplugged stage. I guess at this point we can’t help but be obsessed. Now the Posted AND Push players’ new video for their song “Tightrope” is out — and guys, we thought we knew these boys well after “Anna Sun,” but clearly we haven’t seen anything yet. (Though we are seeing more face paint…)

Watch Walk The Moon’s “Tightrope” video after the jump.

Miming the movable walls motif of, say, Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Tightrope” appears to delve into the imagination of lead singer Nicholas Petricca, which is basically a chaotic, D.I.Y. stage set of face-painted humans pretending to be animals. Arriving on stage with the rest of the band, Nicholas & Co. sing-stare into the camera, each with a flash of their own face paint (we really wanna know — what is it with the face paint?) as their imagined humans/animals join in here and there — sometimes in the form of red-painted spirit fingers. As the track explodes into the “woah-oh-oh-oh” chorus, “Tightrope” veers into sped-up Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks” territory as the boys contort their faces into spastic expressions at the camera, but where Grizzly Bear’s video was somber at best, Walk The Moon’s is downright determined to be pure, unadulterated sunshine. And we are NOT complaining — we’ll take any excuse to dance our way from summer to fall.

+ Watch Walk The Moon’s “Tightrope” video.

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