If any rock band in 2013 seems poised to make a piece of epically silly “November Rain”-style music-video ridiculousness, it’s probably Kings Of Leon. And their video for the Mechanical Bull ballad “Beautiful War,” with its seven-minute runtime and its themes of grand personal tragedy, certainly seems to be aiming for that. The “Beautiful War” video ultimately doesn’t quite have that cheesily hamfisted conviction, but it does have love triangles and fisticuffs and redemption-through-bullriding, so it’s definitely something to behold. Watch the video below.
Mechanical Bull is out now on RCA. Are prison rodeos a real thing? Because they don’t really seem like a good idea.