The pop-punk trio of Paramore premieres their brand new music video for "Anklebiters", a track off their latest self-titled album. It's bundled along with four other tracks on side C of their LP along with "Interlude: Holiday", "Proof", "Hate to See Your Heart Break" and "Still Into You", for which they released a fun music video back in April where they did stuff like riding BMX bikes and lighting off fireworks.
The Jordan Bruner-directed clip for "Anklebiters" is similarly fun, but in a different, video game-kind of way. Fans don't get to see either of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis or guitarist Taylor York anywhere in the two-and-a-half-minute clip but instead will be treated to a fully-animated, Pacman-inspired feature filled with creatures trying to bite several abstract figures.
It may look amusing and juvenile on the surface but actually all the running around and biting depicted on the clip is rather a fitting visual for the track that talks about the haters that eat you up and get you down. "Why do you care what people think? / Are you hooked up to their leash? / You know ankle biters ate up your personality," the lyrics drive the message in right as the song kicks off.
Apparently, the song had come to mean something for the band that made them decide to come up with a music video for it despite it not being the group's official new single. "We just thought we'd like to release something for that song cause it's become pretty special to us after the last tour," Williams tweeted.
Paramore's "Anklebiters" music video