The Wallflowers When The Wallflowers debuted their first single "Reboot the…
- Posted on Jan 4th 2013 3:00PM by Marwa Hamad
The single, which Dylan told Spinner was inspired by "one of the best rock groups of all time," The Clash, is a lively, uptempo dance number with a fitting set of visuals to accompany it. The video features various black-and-white close-up shots of the band performing in a studio interspersed with clips of street dancers showing off their seemingly impossible moves.
"This is how we do most our recording, with krump dancing right out -- this is outside the studio," singer Jakob Dylan comments dryly, reviewing a clip of a young man doing a backwards flip in the middle of the street before dancing on his tiptoes.
The scenery eventually turns into a set of slow-mo break dancers caught in mid-air as they flip forwards, one of them spinning on his head before crawling around with the solitary help of his hands.
"Now this isn't krumping, I don't think," Dylan says. "This is... Yikes. Whaaa...?"
"There are real clips on YouTube that are fascinating, but it's like a guy doing that krumping for three minutes straight," Dylan adds. "And usually they do it without music, because the music will limit their movements if they try to stay in time, so they'll add music later. There's a few of those online that will blow your mind."
Dylan says that the music video itself was inspired by the magic of those YouTube dancers. The band even tracked down some talented performers from the video sharing website and brought them out to Los Angeles to bust out their best moves for the music video.