Noise Exclusive: Selfish Things Debut Ominous New Visual For “Hangman”


With less than two weeks to go until they embark on their 30 date Part Of The Hive tour supporting scene staples The Spill Canvas, Toronto rockers Selfish Things have teamed up with The Noise to premiere their ghoulish, (literally) heartbreaking video for “Hangman.”

When asked about the killer new video – which sees frontman Alex Biro get his bloody heart ripped out and later buried alive with earthworms by some creepy death creatures – Biro said: “We were a month and a half into tour (hence me looking so fucking tired) and ended up driving back to Cleveland after our show in Columbus to knock out the video. The director and his team had scouted a pretty desolate, blown out, old tire factory in a particularly rundown part of the city, which really fit well aesthetically with the overall concept of the song. We wanted to focus on iconographic elements that amplified the message while still trying play to the lyrics (the hanging hearts, for example). I hope people enjoy it more than I did making it - don’t sit in a coffin with nightcrawlers.” 

As for the song itself, which is taken from the band’s recently released Vertical Love EP, Biro says a good chunk of it centers around his unfortunate interactions with members of the upper class. 

“I wrote ‘Hangman’ before Selfish Things was really even ‘Selfish Things,’” he says. “I was working at a fine dining restaurant in downtown Toronto and had found myself particularly tired of how frivolous the wealthy are with their money well knowing how many people struggle to put food on the table. I actually wrote the entire second verse/pre-chorus on the streetcar, on my way to work. The rest kind of came as I fell down a rabbit hole of 'am I doing the right thing with my life, have I made the right decisions, why am I so full of anger/hate, etc.’  We all deal with ghosts. The chorus addresses them.”

To check out Selfish Things’ eerie new visual for “Hangman,” be sure to look below. Afterwards, for more from the band – including tickets to see them out on the Vans Warped Tour July 17th in Toronto – head here


7/17 - Toronto, ON - Vans Warped Tour (No The Spill Canvas)
7/26 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Hell)
7/27 - Orlando, FL - The Abbey
7/28 - West Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
7/29 - Durham, NC - Motorco
7/31 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
8/01 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
8/02 - Asbury Park, NJ - House Of Independents
8/03 - Boston, MA - Middle East
8/04 - Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
8/05 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
8/07 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
8/08 - Columbus, OH - Skully’s
8/09 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache
8/10 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry
8/11 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
8/12 - Milwaukee, WI - Miramar Theatre
9/14 - Dallas, TX - RBC
9/15 - Houston, TX - Secret Group
9/16 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
9/18 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
9/19 - Mesa, AZ - Rebel Lounge
9/20 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
9/21 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
9/22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Hi-Hat
9/23 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
9/24 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver
9/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Loading Dock
9/27 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
9/28 - Kansas City, MO - Davey’s Uptown
9/29 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird