Beirut Premieres Video For “The Rip Tide”
The solitude of the seafarer and skies that cry colour
“The Rip Tide”, the song that gave its title to Beirut’s last album to date, now has an official video. And it’s one with a simple approach but an unexpected ending. Zach Condon refers to the piece like this: “I always felt that "The Rip Tide" wasn't fully able to project its own ambitions in song form. No matter how it was performed or recorded, it felt contained by sound alone (...) I was so excited to see what Houmam had dug into when he picked "The Rip Tide" out of all others for a video. The concept fit, and the product brought the song somewhere that I had only been able to describe to myself, now available for others to see and feel it much more as I had in the process of writing it.”
It was directed by Houmam Abdallah.