We first tuned in to Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine’s “Stereo Hearts” when we premiered the song here on Idolator two months ago. But just when we thought we were going to have to settle for a simple lyric video, along comes the full-on visual, which features Travie McCoy rhyming next to a boombox and Adam Levine crooning the Benny Blanco/RoboPop co-production’s chorus out of a television set. Crank up the volume below.
There is something dark going on behind the scenes in the “Stereo Hearts” video, as Travie and his bandmates seem oblivious to the fact that their shadows are taking on a life of their own. A metaphor for the way a significant other who seems so close can sometimes go astray, perhaps?
“The video basically plays on the idea that we’re sort of just being casual, hanging out, being ourselves and our shadows get wild and get loose,” drummer Matt McGinley told MTV News on the video set in June.
And just why is Adam Levine, who now has two videos that premiered this week (including the one for Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera’s “Moves Like Jagger”), inside a TV set rather than, say, a stereo? Guess the simple answer would be probably because we wouldn’t be able to see him, otherwise.
We say props are due to GCH and Adam for not only crafting a properly addictive, sing-along summer jam, but for also whipping up a video that matches that same breezy vibe.
“Stereo Hearts” is the lead single from Gym Class’ forthcoming The Papercut Chronicles II LP.