Women in Music 2019

Cage the Elephant Wants You to Text This Number After Watching the 'Social Cues' Video

Neil Krug
Cage the Elephant

The music video comes as the song reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Airplay chart.

Hot off its ascension to No. 1 on a third Billboard chart, "Social Cues," Cage the Elephant's second single from the album of the same name, has its own music video, released today, Oct. 24.

The video leans in to the semi-psychedelic sound of "Social Cues," with trippy colors and effects affecting both the scene behind the band and the band itself. 

Throughout, the clip broadcasts the phone number 615-235-5440, which is no joke; viewers are encouraged to text the number to get a response from the quintet, who will then respond to questions, speak about the themes of the Social Cues album, the video and the like.

The video was shot at Adult Swim's FishCenter Live stage in Atlanta, with frontman Matt Shultz providing additional direction for non-FishCenter clips.

"Social Cues" concurrently reaches No. 1 on Billboard's all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart dated Oct. 26, earning 9.8 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. The song has also crowned the Alternative Songs and Adult Alternative Songs airplay charts, following in the footsteps of Social Cues' lead single, "Ready to Let Go." 

Check out the new video below.

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