Wild Beasts’ great new album, Present Tense, was preceded by a pair of tracks, “Wanderlust” and “Sweet Spot,” and now that the LP is available (and you should get it, because it’s really fantastic), the band is releasing as a single the album track “A Simple Beautiful Truth” along with a surrealistic video directed by Klaus Thymann, which pays homage to one of Wild Beasts’ notable influences. Said the band about the clip:
We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain. We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like “A Simple Beautiful Truth,” to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn’t done this before.
Why indeed. Watch for yourself below.
Present Tense is out now via Domino.