What's a lonely man in a cigarette costume to do when the world turns its back on him? Go to a Used show! In the Used's latest video, "Put Me Out," we follow the story of a wayward seven-foot-tall cigarette who seems to be the butt of everyone's jokes. After waking up on the side of the road, he gets a burrito thrown at him from a passing car and drops his hot dog before he even gets to take a bite. The cigarette eventually finds himself at a Used concert (as we saw in the preview clip) where he crowd-surfs his way up to the stage. Bert McCracken & Co. welcome him to the band, and all is right in the world again.
McCracken said about the inspiration behind the clip, "We have always been a band that takes our music videos very seriously. We wanted to make a video that was carefree, yet still held a positive message. Music has been a constant saving grace in my life and I know a lot of people can relate. When I am at a rock show, I am able to simply be myself. Plus, sometimes we all feel like a cigarette."
It's been a busy year for the band. In March, the group simultaneously released three new songs before hitting the Warped tour. After watching them play Warped and getting moshing tips from the band, we had the guys delve into their artistic side by drawing self-portraits with Mark Hoppus. We were impressed.
Check out the premiere of the Used's "Put Me Out" above. The band's latest album, Vulnerable, is out now.