US Indie band Vampire Weekend have released a tennis-themed video for their upcoming single “Giving Up the Gun” from their latest album Contra.
The video features cameos by actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, rapper Lil Jon, and Rza of the Wu Tang Clan, and the video is already on its way to cult status judging by the 50,000 views.
In the surreal video Jenny Murray beats one tennis opponent after another – including a samurai, a motorcycle-helmeted doubles pair, and a hot-dog happy Jonas bro – as the band play the chilled track.
According to Spinner UK: Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig said,“‘Giving Up the Gun’ just means turning your back on aggression and selfishness. The heroine of the video isn’t an amazing tennis player, but she has heart.”
Perhaps, we can all learn something from the video and use it in our game.