A single wrestling match can incorporate multiple storylines between two fighters, but in Most People's music video for "Telephone," the narrative extends outside the ring and into the audience. Seth Mendelson directs two brawlers dressed like sci-fi heroines as they spill blood for the enjoyment of a creepy masked crowd.
Most People's anxious synth-pop tune soundtracks the fight to the death and, as the Toronto band told The FADER over email, there are internal struggles at work in the track as well. "The song is essentially about being jaded and it getting in the way of ever being close to someone. But more importantly, we wanted to do a music video with the League Of Lady Wrestlers. They are an amazing group of wrestlers that are challenging power and gender politics and are an all-around badass group in Toronto. We really wanted to do something with them that would really show off how awesome they are, and I think we have accomplished that!"