PUP enlists the help of some famous faces and their fans in their video “Free at Last.” The low budget video made for only $25, incorporates hundreds of clips from fans covering the thrashing song in a wide variety of styles. They even tossed in a clip from Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, who previously appeared in their video for “Sleep in the Heat.”
Speaking about the video’s concept Stephan Babcock says “Before the song was released, we put out the lyrics and a basic chord chart and asked people to record their own versions without hearing the original first. It was a bit of a social experiment. We expected to receive 15 or 20 covers. We received 253. A lot of them were very… interesting… but most of them were actually really good. We listened to every single one front to back (13 hours and 34 minutes), and by the end our brains were puddles of sludge and we couldn’t remember how our own version sounded.
We received hip hop versions, ska versions, grindcore, EDM, Mariachi, Ukulele, Polka, and piano ballad versions. Incredibly enough, none of the 253 covers sounded like ours. And even more astounding, no two of the covers sounded the same either. The amount of creativity and love put into these things absolutely blew us away.”
PUP also shared every single audio version of the song. Check them out here.