Three years ago, the world got a taste of PUP’s humble beginnings in their Juno Award-nominated video for Guilt Trip. While the story itself was fictional, the success that came to the band after the video’s release in 2014 was anything but. Today, the saga continues with their new video for Sleep In The Heat, starring Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) returning in his role as a young Stefan Babcock.The song appears off their latest album, The Dream Is Over, which came out this past May.
Directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, Sleep In The Heat follows a young PUP on tour and the unlikely animal companion they meet along the way. The video also features glimpses of each member’s four-legged friends including Norman, the chameleon star of PUP’s Mabu video.
“Sleep In The Heat is a song about my chameleon Norman, who passed away while we were writing this record,” explains singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock. “Jeremy was the one who thought we should make a video for this song. He has this really weird one-eyed grumpy cat that he loves a lot, and I guess the song got him thinking about what it’s going to be like when she’s gone. Losing a friend is something so many of us have had to deal with, which is why I think this video is so powerful.”