Wild Beasts have released a video for A Simple Beautiful Truth, the next single to be released from their subtly seductive fourth album Present Tense.
The video, by Klaus Thymann, sees the band gadding about absurdly to a beautiful Welsh countryside backdrop. Wild Beasts had the following to say in defence of their behaviour:
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.
Check out the video, below, and try to kid yourself that you won’t be tempted to make out like you’re in charge of the ministry of absurdist walks next time you’re out rambling…