By Shannon Carlin
In Foster the People‘s new video for “Coming of Age,” off their upcoming album, Supermodel (out March 14), the band shows how rough growing up can be. We’re talking punched in the face, running from the cops, bullied on the basketball court, kind of rough.
The clip features vignettes of different guys and one girl trying to grow up and not fade away including the wanna-be boxer, the rebel without a cause, the uncool school mascot and the perfect student.
But, spoiler alert, by the end of the video everyone seems to get their act together thanks in part to a trusty right hook or a pretty girl. Sometimes both.
In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, frontman Mark Foster talked about what fans can expect from their follow-up to their 2011 debut, Torches.
“It’s not the record that people are gonna expect us to release second,” Foster said. “It’s definitely an evolution for us, and it’s a more polarizing record for us, so I’m excited to see how it’s received, for better or worse.”
In December, the band teased fans with a snippet of their latest single, but even before that the band was giving their fans a taste of what was yet to come. Last summer, they debuted three new songs at a secret L.A. show including “Fire Escape” and “Nevermind,” which will both appear on the band’s follow-up to their 2011 debut, Torches.
The band are slated to play this year’s Coachella festival and have announced two other upcoming dates: Jan. 19 in Seattle, WA and Jan. 20 in Portland, OR.