Fitz and The Tantrums Return With Electrifying Video For '123456': Watch
Fitz and the Tantrums dropped the music video for the feel-good “123456” on Wednesday (March 20).
In the clip, frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick dances through downtown L.A. sending shockwaves of brightly-colored energy through a group of BMX bikers, bandmate Noelle Scaggs and other dancing passersby.
“Hyped up ready to go/I got my eyes on the prize/I’m sick of feeling the lows/I wanna roll with the highs,” the frontman sings on the track’s hopeful bridge before being joined by a chorus of children on the song’s bouncy count-and-shout hook.
“‘123456’ has a fun and carefree vibe, but it’s actually quite an emotional song personally,” Fitzpatrick said in a statement. “Before writing the song, I was questioning my talent, fighting off insecurities, and trying to find a way to keep going. The music to ‘123456’ literally pulled me out of a funk and hyped me up...It was the turning point of the record for me, capturing the moment when optimism, hope and confidence were found after a dark period as an artist trying to write for this album.”
The song will serve as the lead single for the indie pop outfit’s upcoming fourth album, due out later this year. A new LP will be the band’s first new music in nearly three years, following 2016’s Fitz and the Tantrums and hit single “HandClap."
Watch the lively video for “123456” below.