Beirut embrace nature in ‘Perth’ video – watch

Track appears on 2015 album 'No No No'

Beirut have revealed the video for ‘Perth’. Click below to see the nature-filled video for the track below.

‘Perth’ appears on Beirut’s 2015 album ‘No No No’ and is the latest song from the record to receive a video following ‘Gibraltar’ and title track ‘No No No’.

Directed by Clara Aranovich, the video was filmed between Yosemite and Santa Monica and features dancer Maceo Paisley.


Speaking about the video, Aranovich says “I’ve long been a fan of Beirut’s music. In fact, the very first short film I directed in film school was set to a Beirut song. There’s something in the rhythm and sound of ‘Perth’ that immediately conjures images in my mind of funk-era dance; I knew I wanted to throw back to that period.
Nature is a somewhat like a church to me – a place of reverence that is deeply democratic in that it belongs to both everyone and no one. These places are as beautiful as they are a neutral canvas, as real as they are surreal.”

Earlier this week Beirut were announced as one of the acts playing at this year’s 6Music Festival, which takes place in Bristol this year. Other artists on the line-up include Foals, Bloc Party and Laura Marling among others.

Beirut will also headline two sold-out shows tin February, appearing at London’s Roundhouse on February 12 and Manchester’s Albert Hall the following day.

Beirut will play:

London, Roundhouse (February 12)
Manchester, Albert Hall (February 13)
Bristol, 6Music Festival (February 14)