Vegas-born Think about Dragons have outdone themselves this time.
The group’s new single, “Sharks,” incorporates wall-to-wall Vegas and climaxes with the group’s lead singer, Dan Reynolds, browsing the fountains at Bellagio.
Let’s chew into this candy new music video from Think about Dragons!
“Sharks” begins with a hero shot of Allegiant Stadium, dwelling of the Las Vegas Raiders, and simply will get extra Vegas from there.
The video jumps proper right into a on line casino and it seems the Think about Dragons crew are pulling off some kind of “Ocean’s Eleven”-type heist.
Which has all the time kind of bothered us. “Ocean’s Eleven” included Danny Ocean, which doesn’t monitor. The 11 included himself? So, the film actually ought to’ve been referred to as “Ocean’s 10.” And don’t get us began on why Brad Pitt’s character eliminated his SWAT group masks in full view of all these on line casino cameras.
One of many guys poses as a barista to drug a on line casino safety guard (don't really do that, it’s only a music video), then there’s a diversion within the on line casino, the place an confederate tosses her chips into the air, inflicting chaos. If this sounds acquainted, that’s as a result of it’s a nod to “On line casino.” The chip thrower in “On line casino,” in fact, was Sharon Stone.
Reynolds slips into Bellagio’s back-of-house and dons a reputation tag we’re positive has some significance we’re lacking fairly than simply being a dick joke.
Then Dan Reynolds, sorry, Dick Darkish, rides in an umbrella boat at “O” for some motive.
Reynolds roams round aimlessly backstage at “O” for a bit, and will get into an elevator. We’re fairly positive the clowns are in on it.
It’s at this juncture the place we understand we haven’t shared the video but, so let’s try this.
After his random Cirque umbrella trip, Dan Reynolds then strikes by some laser beams, an apparent homage to presumably one of many best sequences in cinematic historical past, Catherine Zeta Jones doing the identical in “Entrapment.” Or possibly the scene was impressed by “Oceans Twelve,” a film so horrible it may be used (look ahead to it) as a shark repellant.
Then Reynolds (or his character) cruises by Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Nicely, that’s the place the aquarium actually is. For the needs of the “Sharks” video, the aquarium is meant to be below the Bellagio fountains. For some motive. Let’s not get slowed down in plot inconsistencies or we’ll miss out on the enjoyable.
A bit of on the nostril, however you'll be able to’t do a music referred to as “Sharks” with out some sharks.
We have been upset Reynolds didn’t do the slide by the shark tank at Golden Nugget, however we are able to’t have every part.
Reynolds makes his means into the bowels of the aquarium the place he sees a “Do Not Pull” signal.
He instantly pulls the lever, in fact.
This mysterious act of sabotage is shortly adopted by some kick-ass drone flying over the Las Vegas Strip. We don’t know who the drone pilot was, however Drew Kirsch directed the “Sharks” video, so props.
The digicam takes us from the highest of the Eiffel Tower and swoops throughout the road to the Bellagio fountains the place Reynolds is, naturally, browsing.
However he’s not simply browsing the Bellagio fountains. He’s browsing the shark-infested waters of the Bellagio fountains!
See, when Reynolds pulled the lever at Mandalay Bay’s aquarium, it launched sharks into the Bellagio fountains.
Look, it doesn’t make any much less sense than Bellagio, Mirage and MGM Grand sharing a vault, so simply go along with it.
The “Sharks” video is a enjoyable mash-up, half heist, half hijinks, half whimsy and a metric hell-ton of Las Vegas.
Reynolds says “Sharks” has a “darkish narrative,” because it asserts “the world is full of sharks.”
He says the music is self-reflection, asking, “However how will you choose, as a result of what number of occasions have you ever been a shark?”
To maintain the upbeat tone going, he says, “Loss of life occurs, and the world is full of egocentric folks, however is there a solution to type of nearly snicker at that, as a result of it's inevitable?”
Converse for your self, Dan Reynolds. Bloggers are immortal.
Of “Sharks,” Reynolds says, “I like the juxtaposition on songs which are darkish, but additionally possibly just a little humorous, ironic or self-aware.”
We're an enormous fan of juxtaposition, humor, irony and self-awareness, so “Sharks” checks all of the containers.
Calling out hypocrisy is a successful theme, too.
The extra you hear, the catchier “Sharks” is, and the Vegas-rich video is an enormous bonus.
“Sharks” is formally now amongst our favourite Las Vegas movies of all time, together with I Nonetheless Haven’t Discovered What I’m Wanting For from U2, The Man from The Killers, Heartless from The Weeknd, Waking Up in Vegas from Katy Perry, 24K Magic from Bruno Mars and On My Thoughts from Ellie Goulding.
Sure, there are a lot of extra. Now we have to get again to watching a dude browsing the Bellagio fountains.
Thanks for making Las Vegas look as cool as it's, Think about Dragons. Now, put the sharks again.