Directed by Joe Lynch (Everly, Knights of Badassdom), the clip opens in a retirement home, shrouded in black-and white. A cadre of senior citizens portraying Faith No More bash out the bright-then-bruising “Sunny Side Up” onstage, but are unable to garner a reaction from their zoned-out compatriots. The festivities, however, turn vibrant after a cooler version of Nurse Ratched dispenses the proper medicine, bringing out a youthful lust for life in her wrinkled charges.
Faith No More released Sol Invictus in May. The record marked the band’s first since 1997’s Album of the Year and followed a 15-year hiatus, as well as several years on the reunion-tour circuit.
The band was afforded an unprecedented level of autonomy on Sol Invictus, which they released on their own Ipecac Recordings sub-label Reclamation. “For us to be able to come and say this is the music that we want to make and to have people try to judge that on its own merits without it being colored by other fuckers and other history and other weirdness is exciting for me,” drummer Mike Bordin told Rolling Stone.