The Pat Monahan-fronted band are parodying themselves in a music video directed by the bassist of Fall Out Boy.
Train's music video which is directed by Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz has made its way out. It follows the band taking "a much needed break" after years of touring. Aimed to support their single "If It's Love", the video features "some footage of how they spent their time."
It is narrated that during their hiatus, Jimmy Stafford tried new and inventive ways to raise money, Scott Underwood pursued a songwriting career and frontman Pat Monahan lingered in his room, watching his favorite TV show, 2002 Grammy Awards when they received Golden Gramophone for Best Rock Song. Moreover, they spent time together to make some TV appearances.
On the concept of the video, Pete previously told MTV, "It's based off videos like [Michael Jackson's] 'Leave Me Alone,' or 'The Real Slim Shady' ... it's a bit of a parody, you'll see Pat and the guys parodying themselves a bit. That's what I've always found from [Fall Out Boy's] videos. If you take the piss out of yourself, people like it."
"If It's Love" is taken from Train's 2009 studio album "Save Me San Francisco".
Train's "If It's Love" music video