Flight Of The Conchords’ Bret McKenzie stars in Phoenix Foundation video – watch

'Give Up Your Dreams' is from the album of the same name

The Phoenix Foundation‘s new video for ‘Give Up Your Dreams’ stars Bret McKenzie, a friend of the band and best-known for his role in cult comedy show and band Flight Of The Conchords.

The video has McKenzie digging a very deep hole in a grassy area and is a homage to the surrealism of Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.

Director Loren Taylor said: “I like the ambiguity of watching someone dig a very deep hole. Is he burying something (his dreams)? Or is he digging a grave? Or is he digging a tunnel to somewhere? I think there is something compelling about watching him get incrementally more exhausted as he gets deeper and deeper into
the earth.


“At the point of utter fatigue and despair he (Bret McKenzie) cracks open and falls into a portal to another realm,” Taylor continued, “and wakes reborn where he started, but with a new perspective. It’s a long song, and it felt like it needed an action that slowly evolved over the minutes, and digging has a lovely percussive rhythm to cut with – or against.”

Watch the world-bending video below:

Flight Of The Conchords’ Jemaine Clement revealed earlier this year that the band were planning on touring in late 2015, though there have been no further updates.

In an interview with Billboard, Clement said: “[We’re] planning on touring later on in the year in the States. It isn’t very solid yet, but we’ve been talking about it.”

Clement continued: “I really don’t like the studio part of music. I more enjoy playing live and letting others take care of the recording.”

The second season of Flight Of The Conchords was aired on HBO in 2009. Though the band toured in 2013, details of a third season have yet to emerge.