Watch Sondre Lerche Humiliate Himself in 'Bad Law' Video - Premiere

Says Lerche of the real-life party that inspired the clip: "I was that guy"

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Sondre Lerche's new music video, a quick clip for his forthcoming album's opener and lead single, finds the singer at a backyard party. Where the other guests seem content to chat and sip their drinks, the Norweigan transplant turns up, dancing – flailing – to the music and making a mess of the scene. By the end, he's lying on the floor.

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Apparently, the video, shot in Lerche's actual backyard with director Evan Savitt, was based on real events. He tells Rolling Stone: "On a godforsaken night last year, I was out with some new friends, and I thought I was the life of the party until somebody came up to me and told me I might as well just leave if I was going to ruin it for everyone. I had been dancing intensely and merrily while tearing down decorations and streamers all night. But then, I had apparently started trying to tear off pipes and parts of the interior of the actual building. I was that guy, which took me by surprise because I hadn't even been drinking that much, and I usually can read my surroundings pretty well."

Lerche is billing that forthcoming album, titled Please, as his divorce record. The LP, out September 23rd on Mona Records (pre-order it here),was written and recorded in the period following his separation from wife Mona Fastvold, whose film The Sleepwalker Lerche helped soundtrack.