The song's music video is a 12-minute mini-movie crafted by director Mark Pellington (Pearl Jam's "Jeremy
"). The clip shows Dan Reynolds trying to pawn his engagement ring after being dumped by his fiancée, portrayed by his real-life wife, Nico Vega singer Aja Volkman. Enraged, the vocalist ends up killing the clerk at the pawnshop (played by Imagine Dragons guitarist, Wayne Sermon).
"I wrote this song about the strains of the relationships in my own life and the beauty of enduring love. After late night conversations with Mark Pellington about life and his passion behind his vision for the film, we knew we wanted to take the journey with him," said Reynolds.
"The film is a complex and slightly surreal fable about forgiveness and redemption. It is a story of a man, and a projection of one fantasy colliding with the dark realities of fate," Pellington explained. "It asks, can a person who has made a terrible mistake ever be forgiven by their loved one or even by themselves. It is an ambitious music film, taking the traditional music video and breaking it apart, pushing it into film territory. I wanted to create something new, a narrative piece that was thematically complex and musical and I knew it needed to be longer."