Want to know one benefit of being stuck inside your home 24 hours a day seven days a week? You don’t have to deal with bees.
You might think we’re joking but for some people out there, some people like PUP’s Stefan Babcock, the idea of getting stung by a bee could be life-threatening.
Showing off this very serious threat to humankind in a very not-so-serious manner, the Canadian punk act has just debuted a new claymation music video for their brand new track “Anaphylaxis.”
Talking about the new song and video, which was actually inspired by someone being stung by a bee, Babcock said, “I got the idea for the song when I was at my partner’s cottage and her cousin got stung by a bee and his whole head started to swell up. His wife, although she was concerned, also thought it was pretty hilarious and started making fun of him even as they were headed to the hospital. He ended up being totally fine, but it was just funny to watch him freaking out and her just lighting him up at the same time.”
Babcock added, “It reminded me of all the times I’ve started panicking for whatever reason and was convinced I was dying and the world was ending and no one would take me seriously. In retrospect, I always find those overreactions pretty funny. So we wrote a goofy song about being a hypochondriac and tried to make our guitars sound like bees at the beginning of it.”
To check out PUP’s new song and video directed by Callum Scott-Dyson, be sure to look below.