Conan Gray knows just what we need this Halloween, and has released his ‘Maniac’ music video right on theme as he shows us possibly the scariest thing you can come across.
The plot follows Conan and his movie theatre co-worker, Jessica Barden from The End of the F***ing World as they clock off the night shift, only to be greeted by an army of Jess’ zombie exes.
It is up to Conan and Jess to battle with the undead lovers as they close in on them in their workspace as they hunt down their prey in their former girlfriend. But will they survive?
Speaking about the new song in a statement, Conan Gray said: “I wrote ‘Maniac’ in the shower after getting a midnight drunk sob text from my ex. They’d been running all around town telling everyone that I was some freak who wouldn’t leave them alone when in reality, they were the freak.
“They were the one acting like a maniac — sending strange late-night texts and showing up at my shows unannounced. I thought it was hilarious and all my friends had dealt with the same thing, so I decided to write a cathartic post break-up song dedicated to psychotic exes.”
Talking about the concept of the video, he says: “I wanted everyone’s worst nightmare to come true — all of your exes coming back from the dead to haunt you all in one night. “Night of the Living Exes,” if you will. … I thought it’d be fun to showcase all of the stereotypes in a cheesy 80s horror movie-esque video.”
‘Maniac’ is set to appear on Conan’s upcoming debut solo album. He’s also set to commence his sold-out North American ‘Comfort Crowd Tour‘ which kicks off in St. Louis on October 29th before concluding in Los Angeles mid-December.
So, is Conan Gray’s ‘Maniac’ music video made of your worst nightmare? Or can you think of something frightfully worse? Let us know in the comments below or by shooting us a tweet @TheHoneyPOP
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