It’s been less than a month since Jimmy Eat World released their latest/kind of surprise album, Integrity Blues. Since then, lead single “Sure and Certain” has been on a constant loop on several alternative radio stations across the country. On Wednesday (Nov. 16), a couple of months after the song made its worldwide debut, the band has released the official music video for the track.
The music video begins with footage of a cartoon-ish version of space. The camera zooms in on one particular red planet before it shifts to another scenery. The viewer is introduced to a world that seems to be part reality and part cartoon with the band members appearing in different colors. For those not sure whether the group is performing on a different planet, Earth can clearly be seen in the background, right behind them. As they continue to play, we are given a surprise; the band is actually in a painting.
The painting the band is currently occupying belongs to a ballerina who is in the middle of practicing a routine. Like anyone who is dedicated to their art, we see her get frustrated at failing, but continue to push herself. As she turns to face the painting, she seems surprised by it and goes to touch with. When she does, she is transported to the alternate world with the band. Let’s just say it feels very much like a 2016 version of A-Ha’s “Take on Me.” Watch the clip below.
“Sure and Certain” is featured on Jimmy Eat World’s recently release ninth studio album. The record was released back in October through RCA Records. In support of the new record, the band hit the road for an extensive fall excursion. They are currently wrapping up the final stops of the tour with the group performing at Skater’s Palace in Münster, Germany tonight (Nov. 16). the final dates of the tour can be found here.