Best Intentions just unleashed some brand-new pop punk with their video for “Don’t Call Me.”

Best Intentions are a five-piece pop punk band located in Nashville, TN. The band originally formed in Philadelphia, PA circa 2016 with guitarist, Matthew Kleinman. After Kleinman moved to Nashville in 2017, he met vocalist Tony Pietrafesa and decided to reform the band with a new lineup. They recruited drummer and Pietrafesa’s roommate Jim Collett and band friend Evan Aliquo to play bass. In July of 2019, Greg Monaco joined the band as the rhythm guitarist.

“Don’t Call Me” is about people who constantly ask everyone for advice about their own personal lives but never end up taking the advice. I always say “you’re gonna do what you wanted to do in the first place,” and I think that’s what the guys and I were trying to convey on this one. It can be pretty frustrating when you have people like this that are friends and family because it can tend to sour the relationship. We shot the video back in February with director Alex Zarek (Belmont, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck) at a studio north of Nashville and our house in Franklin, TN. He really nailed the vision of the video and our terrible senses of humor with the bear and the alien. We’re so stoked on how he made it look!”


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