Shortly after the release of their new album Expectations on Feb. 9, Wild Child has released the LP’s second music, for “Think It Over,” on Feb. 22, exclusively via Billboard. The clip finds the Austin-based band throwing it back to a Studio 54-esque disco, complete with period costumes and one big dance party.
“Shooting ‘Think It Over’ is definitely the most fun we’ve had making a music video,” co-lead vocalist Alexander Beggins tells Billboard. “Once we got our costumes on, we turned into these characters and couldn’t get out of them — for better or worse.”
The video for “Think It Over” comes at a time when Wild Child is enjoying its maiden success on a Billboard songs chart. “Think It Over” debuted on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart dated Feb. 17 at No. 39, a spot it maintains on the most recent tally. Expectations also debuted at No. 6 on the Heatseekers Albums chart dated Feb. 24 with 2,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music.
“We couldn’t believe it when we got the news that the record was charting on Billboard,” Beggins says. “It’s not really something we thought was attainable we when started seven years ago, although Shelby Donahue (a character in the music video) would definitely say, ‘Well, duh, dummy, we’re the greatest friggin’ band of all time.’ The rest of us are just humbled and excited.”
“Think It Over” puts the band a third of the way through its plan to release a total of six music videos from Expectations. Wild Child kicks off its tour behind Expectations on March 10 in Savannah, Ga., running through May 8 in the U.S. before a brief jaunt in Europe.