Recognize the Seattle Bar in Fun.'s New Music Video?
Here's how the uberpopular indie pop band ended up on location at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar.
This week the band Fun. released the music video for its song "Why Am I the One." It follows a piece of wayward luggage on a journey that includes a stop in downtown Seattle, specifically right outside the windows at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar. Band members Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff are sitting inside, belting out some lyrics over a round of drinks…you know, as people are wont to do. (Technically lip-syncing some lyrics, as is the case with video shoots).
A Purple rep says the video’s producer connected with the restaurant through “a local resident” (aka an ex girlfriend) who’s a regular. They also discussed the Bellevue location, and Lot No. 3, but the downtown Purple’s soaring windows and towering central bar sealed the deal. The morning after Fun.’s February 5 show at the Paramount, the production team arrived at 6:15 to get set up; the actual shoot with the band happened between 9 and 11. The Purple team wanted to have everything wrapped by then since “we didn’t want to mess with the guests.”
A crew of about 15 people filmed from the outside, looking into the restaurant. The scene where the motorcycle dude picks up the suitcase was filmed outside as well (you can see Luly Yang and the Capital Grille in the background. Oh and that first scene at the baggage claim appears to be SeaTac. Here's the video.