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Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo Stars in Darren Criss' 'Lost Boys Life' Music Video - Watch Now!

Darren Criss and Gaten Matarazzo made a music video together!

The 30-year-old Glee alum was thrilled when the 14-year-old Stranger Things actor agreed to star in the latest music video for his alt-pop band, Computer Games.

Darren‘s band just dropped the video for their album’s title track, “Lost Boys Life.”

In it, Gaten plays a conflicted lost boy, navigating his way through his mundane morning of putting on a tie and dealing with his co-workers at the office – until he discovers an electric guitar and a new love interest.

“I had a blast performing with Darren at Elsie Fest last year,” Gaten said. “That was the first time we had ever met and instantly became buddies. When he sent me the treatment to Computer Games’ music video, I was like, ‘Rock on! I’m in!’”

“We’re both huge fans of Stranger Things,” Darren‘s bandmate, his brother Chuck, added. “The song shares many of the same electronica influences that can be heard throughout the series.”

“It was always going to be Gaten,” Darren chimed in. “We wrote the entire treatment around him. Thank God he said yes, because otherwise it probably would have just been me, running around in a silly wig, trying to be Gaten.”

Directed by Mia Elan, the video also includes live shots from the band’s first-ever, sold-out show at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.

Watch below! And if you missed it, be sure to check out Computer Gamesfull EP here, and their music video for “Every Single Night” here.


Computer Games, Darren Criss – Lost Boys Life (Official Video)

Darren Criss & Brother Chuck Premiere 'Every Single Night' Music Video - Watch Here!

Darren Criss and his brother Chuck have dropped the super fun music video for their band Computer Games‘ latest single “Every Single Night,” and you can watch right here!

“Being an artist, and being a band, it’s such a pain in the ass. We might as well try and have as much fun as possible, so that’s what we’re trying to accomplish with the creative process,” the 30-year-old entertainer told People. “I don’t know that we’d be able to accomplish what we did with this EP if we had been with a label. It’s mainly the freedom of choices especially with all the other things we have going on.”

“We want it to be inclusive and just unapologetically fun,” Chuck added.

The track is off Darren and Chuck‘s debut Lost Boys Life EP, which was released back in March – Buy it on iTunes now!

FYI: Computer Games is nominated as one of Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Stars. The winning artist will open the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas later this year and you can vote for them to win here.


Computer Games, Darren Criss – Every Single Night (Official Music Video)

Darren Criss Drops New EP with His Computer Games Band!

Darren Criss and his brother Chuck Criss have launched a new alt-pop band called Computer Games and they just dropped their first EP entitled Lost Boys Life EP!

The guys combined the sounds of the 1980s with their love of contemporary pop production.

The four-song EP is being released independently and it was produced by The Elev3n in collaboration with the Criss brothers, and mixed by Tony Hoffer.

Chuck and I grew up playing computer games. We weren’t allowed to play video games, so for some reason, computer games were a loophole,” Darren told EW about the band’s name. “Plus, I like the way that it sounds because it’s sort of an all-prevailing concept, where if people are listening to the music, they are playing computer games, just like we’re playing computer games the same way we played Oregon Trail or Sim City 2000 as kids. That’s the same creativity we’re applying to making music on ProTools or Ableton or Logic. Those are our games now, and the music that we make is literally computer games. So there’s that, but also, it happens that the music that we have is nostalgic and reminiscent of our adolescence.”

Download the EP now on iTunes and stream it below via Spotify.