Warning: contains clowns.
Foster the People dropped a creative video for their newest single “Worst Nites” on Thursday (Nov. 15). Directed by frontman Mark Foster and The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, the video follows the real-life clown Richie the Barber on a nearly five-minute journey from a bad night to a fun performance.
The video opens in a room stocked with clown memorabilia. Richie, donning a giant mustache, jumps out of bed and gets ready for the evening after his alarm awakens him.
He jumps on his unicycle and arrives at his workplace, ducking under his co-workers looming gazes on his way to a cubicle with the words “No clowning around” printed above it. He gets nervous and begins to sweat profusely, the skin-colored makeup on his face wearing off and revealing tattoos.