Savages have shared a new video for Strife. Taken from their Mercury-nominated debut album 'Silence Yourself', Strife's all black-and-white video is apparently inspired by a scene from Albert Camus' novel The Stranger in which two characters have a punch-up on a beach that ends in death. It's sort of like the brutal flipside to Chris Isaak's Wicked Game video, basically.
“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," Savages wrote in a foreword, "We chose the classical landscape of the empty beach. A fight ensues between two men: one older, one younger; a tragic outcome, and death."
The cheery clip was directed by Antoine Carlier, the co-founder of label Pop Noire with Savages' Jehnny Beth.
Matador released 'Silence Yourself' on May 6th 2013.