What do Lil Jon, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, and RZA have in common? Well, aside from sharing the spotlight at the epicenter of music and film, they were all recruited to make cameo appearances in the new Vampire Weekend music video. The clip is for “Giving Up the Gun,” the second single off the indie rockers’ heavily lauded sophomore studio album, Contra, out now on XL Recordings.
At the helm of this upcoming clip are The Malloys over at HSI Productions. Emmett Malloy, one half of the directing duo, spoke to Anthem via phone about the video and its star-studded cast.