It’s been a quiet year so far for indie folk wunderkind Zach Condon and the rest of Beirut. The band has been keeping fairly quiet since the release of its third album, The Rip Tide, last August. That silence broke today, however, with a vibrant new music video for that album’s title track.
The Houmam Abdallah-directed clip follows a lone sailboat, as the sea and sky slowly turn surreal. As Pitchfork points out, Condon had the following to say about the music video:
I always felt that “The Rip Tide” wasn’t fully able to project its own ambitions in song form.. no matter how it was performed or recorded, it felt contained by sound alone… I wanted more, as I often do with my music, and this is not a bad thing. Growing to accept a song’s limits is part of the process of creating and loving them. Which was why I was so excited to see what Houmam had dug into when he picked “The Rip Tide” out of all others for a video. The concept fit, and the product brought the song somewhere that I had only been able to describe to myself, now available for others to see and feel it much more as I had in the process of writing it.
Check out the gorgeous “The Rip Tide” music video below. [P4K]