The Wanted boys are no strangers to fun -- remember when they were "Chasing The Sun," or informing us that they are glad we came to their party on "Glad You Came"? However, the vocal group is smile-free in its new music video for "Show Me Love (America)," a black-and-white slice of melodrama that involves heavy rain and heavier hearts.
In the video, the Wanted is backed by a string orchestra in an elegant theater, watching a man and woman's relationship crumble before becoming part of the story themselves. Jay poses as a homeless man, Max catches a glance as a police officer, Nathan screams in the rain and Tom abides against a street lamp with an acoustic guitar clutched in his hands. The straight-faced clip turns into high drama in the final minute, as young Nathan gets the final, harrowing word in the boy band's latest single.
"Show Me Love (America)" follows "We Own The Night" as the Wanted's latest preview of their debut U.S. full-length "Word of Mouth." The album was originally due out last month, but has been pushed to a Nov. 4 release date.
"I think some of it will be what you'd expect, which are party songs and club mixes," the group's Jay McGuiness told Billboard backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last month. "But there will be some that I think are more reflective of two years of some struggle. So you don't want hands in the air for a struggle song. You want an orchestra and want to emote a little and hopefully there's a mix of both."