Savages unveil video for new single ‘Strife’ – watch

Black and white film inspired by Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'

Savages have unveiled the video for new single ‘Strife’.

The black and white film is inspired by a murder scene in Albert Camus’ novel ‘The Stranger’, and features two men fighting on a empty beach. The video was directed by Antoine Carlier, French director and co-founder of Pop Noire with Savages singer Jehnny Beth.

It continues a theme for conceptual videos inspired by great literature. The video for ‘Marshal Dear’, for example, was inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Slaughterhouse Five’. The band, who were nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize, wrote a foreword explaining the ‘Strife’ video. It can be read in full below.

“We wanted to make a video that focused on a timeless human physicality and physical expression, a search for understanding through the movement, action and reaction of two characters. We chose the classical landscape of the empty beach. A fight ensues between two men: one older, one younger; a tragic outcome, and death.”