“We asked our fans to help make this video. We wanted to hear your stories. We were overwhelmed by the response. This video goes out to you.”
The rock quartet have spoken previously about how their latest album, Sounds Good Feels Good, is a venture into tackling taboo issues like depression and anxiety. None of their songs better address that than “Jet Black Heart,” but for a song with such a deep message, how could they follow up with an apt video? Well, the boys did what they do best: They represented their fans.
Through a montage of clips featuring fans singing along to the song — on a very high-production budget, it seems — interspersed between the band performing, the distressed-but-inspirational anthem is perfectly captured in the Tom Van Schelven-directed video.
By the end of the video, some of you may cry — just like Michael and a few of the starring fans.
The band will perform at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016, airing Dec. 31 on ABC, and their Sounds Live Feels Live world tour kicks off in February.