-Want to see Jake Gyllenhaal & Joe Jonas play tennis? They both appear in Vampire Weekend’s new video for “Giving Up the Gun” according to Anthem Magazine.
According to the interview, the music video takes place around a crazy tennis match mixed with performance footage. Emmett Malloy, one of the directors, shared about making the video, “Everything just fell into place. When bands put out records that are really resonating like this one, you’re able to call on people like RZA, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil Jon, and Joe Jonas. And they all wanted to be in the video. It’s usually tough to get people to come down and join in the chaos known as the music video, but it made it a lot of fun.”
And when asked if the guests were already fans of the band, he shared, “I certainly can’t speak for everybody, but Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal were through connections of mine. I was making calls saying, “Hey, I want to get some people to come down and be in this video!” One of my friends was like, “Oh, I was just with Jake and he was listening to the new Vampire Weekend record.” The next thing you know, there he is. I don’t think he even knew what he was doing, but he absolutely slayed it and was a lot of fun to work with. He did a great job in the video and brought a lot to it, which was fantastic.”
Read the full interview with Malloy HERE.
The video hasn’t been released yet, but it should be out in the next few weeks.