interpretation of the champion music video?
the music video is entirely about the passage of generations and their influence on one another. we start with boxers and gradually progress through different lives, different realities that affect and change each other as they progress. each one of them are “champions” in their own perspective and lives which they then pass the experience on to the next. it’s clever how they use a virtual reality headset to show that these people are essentially living through one another and taking something from the experience and using it in their own lives.
the best part has to be the kids in the garage band, playing to one another in front of no crowds of anything at all. they’re playing music to play music and it’s very 90’s garage. then it evolves from them into fall out boy and it kinda tantalizes the idea that these sorts of kids and experiences influenced them, particularly pete who is the one who removes the headset next. he takes this experience and then brings it to his own reality which is now going on stage in front of an audience with his band. they’re more than that now but the influence stays.
we then go on to jayden smith removing the headset. jaden who pete has said could “be the next nirvana” and has promoted very early into his career. jaden is young and has been influenced by these older bands (being a fan of fob himself and obviously going on the mania tour now) and represents the youth now that fob has always believed in and pushed forward.
and as weird as it is it’s a pretty deep evaluation of how champions in history and in life inspire and move others from very different standpoints. from a boxer to a business man to a stripper and funnily enough to pete wentz.