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As a Christmas Day treat for NME readers, The Maccabees have given us an exclusive first look at the new video for their next single ‘Feel To Follow’. You can watch it now by clicking on the player above.
The track is taken from the band’s third studio album ‘Given To The Wild’, which is set to be released on January 9. The record has been co-produced by DFA Records’ Tim Goldsworthy.
Speaking with NME about the video, the band’s frontman Orlando Weeks said:
We wanted to do something pretty different [from the ‘Pelican’ video], and we all thought that this sort of documentary type video might be nice to do. The video reveals areas of the London Underground system that have been unseen for 50 years and beautiful buildings that have become derelict. We thought it would fit with the song. We tried to draw the footage together to make it feel like it had a sort of journey to it.
The singer also revealed that ‘Feel To Follow’ is his favourite song on his band’s forthcoming album.
You can read more about The Maccabees‘ new album in this week’s special Christmas double issue of NME, where Orlando reveals the story behind this song. He said: “A cab driver said to me, ‘You never know it’s too late until it’s too late.’ I tried to get it into songs over and over againm but it never felt right, until this one. He was a very deep cab driver. We had a real moment.”
The Maccabees are set to hit the road to showcase new material on a UK tour in March, kicking off at Edinburgh’s HMV Picture House.