The video was directed by Sophie Muller, whose credits include "Use Somebody
" for Kings of Leon and "Why
" for Annie Lennox. The video is shot to look like a trailer for a classic film, complete with titles.
The clip pokes fun at Sparks' dynamic: Russell Mael is the frontman, and his brother Ron does most of the songwriting and production. In real life, they get along surprisingly well and have a healthy working relationship, but in the video, they become torn apart by jealousy and hubris.