Watch Beirut’s Surreal Video for ‘No No No’
Earlier this month, Beirut announced they would release their fourth album, No No No, this fall and unveiled the forthcoming LP’s title track. Now, the band have premiered a video for the song.
The song is classic Beirut baroque pop, but the new Brother Willis-directed clip insists things are not as they seem. As frontman Zach Condon repeats the line, “no no no” and declares, “I don’t know the first thing about who you are,” instruments become baguettes, skunks and household plants. Check it out above.
No No No is due out Sept. 11 via 4AD following 2011’s The Rip Tide. Condon says the album is the result of a physical and emotional breakdown. “I had completely broken down and my body was making me pay for it,” the singer said in a press release. “For the first time in my life, I was facing extreme self doubt. I had hit rock bottom.”
However, Condon was able to find newfound strength in his relationship, which also helped drive the band’s upcoming full-length. “Having a positive presence like her both provides a healthy guiding force and shines a light on all the negative things in your life,” he said. “I definitely wouldn’t be where I am now without her.”
Beirut will kick off a North American tour tomorrow (June 19) in Woodstock, N.Y., with dates scheduled through Nov. 14. Get more details here.