With a title like “Overjoyed”, you’d expect Matchbox Twenty‘s latest single (the second one from upcoming album North, out September 4) to be riddled with an upbeat tempo and catchy pop hooks. Instead, Rob Thomas and the gang go for a slower pace and a video that follows the path of a couple who meet in grade school, date, get married, start a family and grow old together. The clip — which is sans any Matchbox members — first goes in reverse, then jumps to the distant future, finally ending with the elderly man and woman dancing in their kitchen while playing a love song on the record player. Sappy but super sweet.
“Overjoyed” arrives just as the band’s previous single, “She’s So Mean”, continues to rise up the charts.