Glee’s cover of “We Are Young” is the show's highest selling debut single of their current season. What do you think connected their listening audience to your song?
Well, I think Nate is a phenomenal singer, and it’s a song that lends itself well to other phenomenal singers taking it on. I think the melody is something that… it is a very triumphant thing. I can’t really explain it. I don’t know. I’m just thrilled. I still can’t believe it.
It was a nice moment in the show. I don’t watch the show religiously, but in that episode for sure, there was a nice moment. And in the episodes that I’ve watched since that led up to that episode, with that storyline, it seemed to fit really perfectly.
You guys recently released the video for “We Are Young.” Where did the concept of the video come from?
It came from a number of places. We knew wanted the video to just be us playing in a club, cause I think there’s something just really timeless about that in a video. Just a band playing the song; I think that’s really neat. But, we also wanted there to be a lot of action, bar fighting kind of stuff like that. We wanted it to be pretty rockin’. When we were talking about just our general ideas with Marc Klasfeld, the director, he had a lot of great ideas, too. And then eventually, he introduced the slow motion concept.
He started sending us videos of stuff exploding in slow motion and people shooting through light bulbs and balloons and soda bottles and stuff like that. And he was saying like, “I’m going to get this camera, it’s the same camera that you can use to shoot hummingbird wings flapping.” Right when that started happening, I thought it really started taking shape. He had this image in his head, the whole way along, and we sort of didn’t know exactly what it was going to look like, but we knew it was going to be cool, based on what he was sending us.
Later this month you guys will be hitting the road in support of this new album, what can the audience expect from a fun. show?