Boydos' Dinner Date Goes Off the Rails in 'Plans' Video: Exclusive Premiere

Nick McKinlay


Boydos, the indie rock project of Eddie Boyd, has crafted a wonderfully chaotic visual in “Plans,” exclusively premiering on Billboard today (Aug. 22).

Working with director and friend Cate Hartmann, Boyd -- who used to be a cook -- thought up a dinner date concept, in which the couple fantasizes about it being much more exciting than it is in reality. "I stupidly put chilli in the pasta because I was being hopeful that it would also feed the crew, and wanted to make it tasty,” he tells Billboard of the food’s involvement in the video. “It made for a pretty painful experience when we had to rub it all over each other."

Boyd, who hails from Australia's Blue Mountains, explains that he wrote the song after his car broke down on the way to his parents’ house because he “never looked after it properly.” Not wishing to take the train, he borrowed his mother’s car and used the hour drive to do a bit of misery-basking. “By the time I got home I had the first verse and the chorus,” he says. “The song then developed into a bit of a comment on my group of friends who all seemed to be stuck in a rut as well. It’s about telling yourself you’re going to get your shit together but not really going out of your way to do anything about it."

Put your plans on hold and watch the zany new video below.

Boydos Tour Dates:

August 30 | Sydney at Waywards

September 11 | Melbourne at Gasometer Upstairs