PUP have shared a video for their new single “Anaphylaxis.”
The track feels like quintessential PUP, with layers of gritty guitar and a raucous drum line as frontman Stefan Babcock’s wailing vocals take the lead. The track comes accompanied by a claymation video for Callum Scott-Dyson.
“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,” Babcock explains. “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.”
Watch the video for “Anaphylaxis” below.
“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,” Babcock continues. “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.”