Fresh off their tour with Rise Against, Pierce the Veil has returned with a brand new music video for their latest single. On Wednesday (Oct. 11), the California-based band unleashed their trippy music video for “Today I Saw the Whole World.” The video begins with the band inside of what appears to be a studio with white walls surrounding them. As the music picks up, we watch as the four-piece stick to just playing their instruments before the viewer is taken on a trippy journey when random clips are projected on the white walls. If you think the clip is very reminiscent of music videos from the 90s, that’s exactly what the group was going for according to frontman Vic Fuentes.
“I grew up watching massive amounts of MTV music videos throughout the 90’s. I would record all of my favorites on VHS tape, watching them over and over until the tape wore out,” recalls Fuentes. “Our new video was inspired by some of these artists that I loved back then like the Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill and Marilyn Manson. We wanted to use this 90’s look to visually express the lyrics and fury inside of the song.”
The almost four-minute clip was directed by Dan Fusselman whose resume includes videos for Neck Deep, Silversun Pickups, and August Burns Red. Watch the clip above.
The release of the music video comes a few months after the band formally announced their plans to unleash the clip. Taking to Instagram, the group post an image of themselves from behind the screen of a camera with the caption, “Shooting a new video for ‘Today I Saw the Whole World.’”
“Today I Saw the Whole World” is featured on Pierce the Veil’s recently released record, Misadventures. Misadventures was released back in May of 2016 and earned the top spot on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Independent Albums, and Top Rock Albums charts. Earlier this month, Pierce the Veil announced the release of their Today I Saw the Whole World EP exclusively on Spotify. The EP features the original version of the song as well as an acoustic version. Listen to the Today I Saw the Whole World EP here.