[pullquote quote=”I saw the Buick ad & looked them up to see if they were a real band. dang they are good!” credit=”Dixiehellcat – new Neon Trees fan”]After picking up her dry cleaning, a woman hops into her all new Buick Verano and turns on the radio. The song up next is Neon Trees‘ “Everybody Talks.” It just so happens that the band’s tour bus is parked right behind her. The bus driver turns around in his seat and cues the band. The picture painted is that the Buick’s sound system is so good that you’ll think the band is right there with you.
It’s not often these days to see a music video shot entirely in one take, from a single camera, with the ability to hold your attention till the very end. To singer Tyler Glenn’s credit, this video is able to break that barrier. Glenn is about as animated as one can be while seated in a tour bus.
When it comes to TV commercials, artists often toil with the issue of “selling out.” Once their song hits the TV, co-opted by a ill-fitting sponsor, fans often jump all over them for just trying to make a quick buck. But for many artists these days, inclusion in high profile ads can result in new fans as proven by this YouTube comment; “lol, I saw the Buick ad & looked them up to see if they were a real band. dang they are good! (new fan)” – dixiehellcat
“Everybody Talks” is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, Picture Show, hitting stores April 17th. The Buick commercial serves as the third video for single. Previous versions include animated short as well as a 50’s horror flick, complete with zombies.
After a successful performance at South by Southwest (SXSW), the band continues on an mini U.S. tour.
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