Wild Beasts unveil Talking Heads-inspired video for ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ – watch

The band don electric suits and dance on top of a mountain

Wild Beasts have revealed the video for their track ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ – watch it below.

The track is the second single from the band’s fourth album ‘Present Tense’, which was released in February.

Talking about the inspiration behind the video, whch sees the band dancing on top of a mountain in shiny suits, the band said in a statement: “We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain. We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’, to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn’t done this before.”


Earlier this week, Wild Beasts revealed that they don’t expect people to buy their albums any more, describing sales figures as “not essential.”

In the interview, which you can watch here, the band speak about the current state of the music industry and its effect on artistic freedom, how Beyoncé influenced their new direction and why being ‘shamanistic’ helps their career.