White Lies have revealed the video for their new single, ‘Take It Out On Me’.
The band are gearing up to release their fourth album ‘Friends’ on October 7, with the lead single having being unveiled back in June.
The video for ‘Take It Out On Me’ has been revealed today. Directed by award-winning director David Pablos, whose film ‘The Chosen Ones’ won Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director at the Mexican Academy Awards 2016, the clip is set in Mexico and features strong religious imagery, as well as a cameo from White Lies frontman Harry McVeigh, before building to a NSFW climax.
Watch the video below.
Pablos has spoken of his excitement of working with the band: “I had wanted to make a music video for quite a long time. I told everyone I knew in Mexico how much I was looking for this opportunity, but nothing happened. And [then] suddenly, out of nowhere, I got a message from White Lies, inviting me to collaborate with them! How exciting this was!
“The music video for ‘Take It Out On Me’ is a reinterpretation of traditional stories of saints, in modern day Tijuana, mixed with elements from the film Theorem by Pier Paolo Pasolini. A little bit of dark humour and that’s the final result!”
McVeigh, meanwhile, spoke of his involvement in the shoot: “I spent four days in Mexico in Tijuana shooting the video with director David Pablos and his cast and crew; it was inspiring to work with such talented actors and with such a visionary and hard-working director. Seeing Tijuana from the perspective of the local people from all backgrounds and eating, drinking and exploring the vibrant and transient streets is an experience I’ll never forget. This video is a perfect love letter to Tijuana and it’s people”.