Best Coast have released the official video for current single ‘Heaven Sent’.
The clip shows singer Bethany Cosentino donning a floral crown, with black rose petals swirling around the band. The video was directed by Lana Kim, who’s previously worked with Bleached and Stephen Malkmus. Watch below.
‘Heaven Sent’ comes from Best Coast’s third studio album, ‘California Nights’, out on May 4 via Virgin EMI. ‘California Night’ follows their 2010 debut ‘Crazy for You’ and 2012’s ‘The Only Place’.
Speaking about the record, which was produced by Wally Gagel (Muse, Miley Cyrus), Cosentino said: “If you have ever lived in California, you know what nighttime here feels like. You know what the sky looks like when those epic sunsets begin, and you understand that feeling and the way things change when the sun finally sets. In LA, or maybe just personally to me, when the sun sets – I feel like there is a large sense of calmness in the air, and I feel like everything that happened to me prior in the day, whether crappy experiences or good ones, at night, it all goes away and I sink deep into this different kind of ‘world.'”
“It also ties in with the idea that, in LA, there’s a real darkness that you don’t see unless you know where to look. That’s a theme we very consciously decided to explore and play with when making this record. We related to the idea that things may LOOK or SOUND fun and upbeat, but they may not actually always BE that way – much like our songs. A lot of the writing for this record consisted of me getting to know myself again and remembering where Bethany ended and Best Coast began. I took a much needed step back and I was able to breathe deep for a moment and really focus on what I was doing.”
“The end result of all of that, is California Nights. It’s about a journey, accepting the things you have no control over; it’s about dealing with life like an adult, and at the end of the day, reminding yourself that there really is no reason to be sad, and you have every right to feel okay”
Best Coast are playing a handful of dates in the UK at the end of May. They’ll play:
London Electric Ballroom (May 20)
Manchester Dot to Dot Festival (22)
Bristol Dot to Dot Festival (23)
Nottingham Dot to Dot Festival (24)
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