PUP Share New Single And Video, Anaphylaxis
And the track is not only a typically thrilling slice of punk rock (with its name referring to “a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger such as an allergy”, just in case you weren’t aware), it also comes accompanied by an absolutely ace claymation video, which was directed by Callum Scott-Dyson.
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“I got the idea for the song when I was at my partner’s cottage and her cousin got stung by a bee and his whole head started to swell up,” explains singer Stefan Babcock of the track. “His wife, although she was concerned, also thought it was pretty hilarious and started making fun of him even as they were headed to the hospital. He ended up being totally fine, but it was just funny to watch him freaking out and her just lighting him up at the same time.
“It reminded me of all the times I’ve started panicking for whatever reason and was convinced I was dying and the world was ending and no one would take me seriously. In retrospect, I always find those overreactions pretty funny. So we wrote a goofy song about being a hypochondriac and tried to make our guitars sound like bees at the beginning of it.”
Watch PUP’s new video for Anaphylaxis below:
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