3 Doors Down are set to drop their new album, Us and the Night, on March 11, and they bring you the premiere of their video for the single “In the Dark.” The clip stars actor RJ Mitte, best known for his roles in Breaking Bad and Switched at Birth. Mitte settles in to listen to a 3 Doors Down classic, but finds himself at the will of a femme fatale. Check out the video in full to see how it all plays out.
3 Doors Down’s Brad Arnold told Loudwire, “We came out of the gate with a song that’s really different for us. We needed to match that with the video, and Magnus [Jonsson], Martin [Landgreve] and RJ brought that vision to life better than we ever could’ve imagined.”
Directors Martin Landgreve and Magnus Jonsson explain, “To make music videos were The Gaucho boys’ childhood dream, so to make a video for childhood idols 3 Doors Down is incredible. When Republic Records first reached out to us with this project, we called RJ Mitte right away! Explained the project, our idea for the song and he was ecstatic! Turns out RJ is a big 3 Doors Down fan himself, and told us a few memorable stories from his life that were defined by 3 Doors Down. RJ is a born actor, and probably the best we’ve worked with. He brings a lot to the table and he’s just as cool and rock ‘n’ roll as 3 Doors Down themselves couldn’t have been a better choice for the role! Overall a kick ass song, with a fun and twisted video that leaves you wondering. Making this video was a great experience and everyone in and around the team was amazing!”
Mitte himself added, “I had a great time filming this video, and it was great day of shooting with people I consider my friends. Doing music videos are like mini movie sets and you have to connect with the music as well as the director and the team behind the scenes in order to tell the story the way the band envisioned. I think we have captured it with this video. I’ve always been a fan of the band so this was a great project to work on. I hope everyone enjoys the video, I can’t wait to see it all play out!”
As stated, “In the Dark” is featured on 3 Doors Down’s Us and the Night album. The disc is due March 11, but you can pre-order the effort via iTunes and Amazon.