Pseudologia Fantastica (song)

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"Pseudologia Fantastica"
Single by Foster the People
from the album Supermodel
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2014
  • Paul Epworth
  • Mark Foster
Foster the People singles chronology
"Coming of Age"
"Pseudologia Fantastica"
"Best Friend"

"Pseudologia Fantastica" is a song by American indie pop band Foster the People. It is the fifth track on their second studio album Supermodel and was released digitally as the record's second single on February 25, 2014.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Pseudologia Fantastica" was conceptualized and directed by the band's frontman Mark Foster, with additional direction and animation being carried out by Hannes/Johannes; it was uploaded to the band's official Vevo account to YouTube on June 24, 2014.[1]


A group of blind miners, are shown trying to mine for diamonds in a cleared area of a forest. They eventually strike diamonds, and an enchanted diamond emerges. It attracts every other diamond, and forms to create a wolf-like beast. The beast is shown with a greedy passion for diamonds. It creates birds that collect fish from the water, in the form of an assault rifle. Meanwhile, the miners are gathering in a city on an island, while a spiritual figure follows. The beast finally reaches the island, and is stationed on a building, and begins to act like a dictator, and orders the birds to collect the diamonds. The spirit reaches the city with flying creatures following it. The beast tries to fight it, casting a beam, but the creatures cast beams at it, creating a mass that outnumbers the beast, killing it. The enchanted diamond explodes, giving the miners vision, and they rejoice. The last shot shows the areas viewed empty, through a hand holding an enchanted diamond. The hand closes, and the film ends.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Pseudologia Fantastica"
  • Epworth
  • Foster


Foster the People
  • Cubbie Fink – bass, backing vocals
  • Mark Foster – lead vocals, synthesizer, piano, electric guitar
  • Mark Pontius – drums, backing vocals
Additional personnel
  • Isom Innis – backing vocals
  • Sean Cimino – guitar, backing vocals


Chart (2014) Peak
France (SNEP)[2] 118
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[3] 31

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia[4] February 25, 2014 Digital download Columbia
United States[5]
Italy[6] July 25, 2014 Contemporary hit radio Sony


  1. ^ Foster the People (June 24, 2014). "Foster The People – Pseudologia Fantastica". YouTube. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Foster the People – Pseudologia Fantastica" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "Foster the People Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Pseudologia Fantastica". Australia: zDigital. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Pseudologia Fantastica". United States: 7digital. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  6. ^ Corradini, Paola. "Foster The People – Pseudologia Fantastica (Sony)" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.