David Knight - 16th Apr 2014

A Simple Beautiful Truth, from Wild Beasts' acclaimed new album Present Tense, has inspired this joyous video directed by Klaus Thymann and Mike Hughes, which sees the band wearing electric suits and dancing around the Brecon Beacons. 

It's an unbeatable combination of stunning scenery with absurdist behaviour - with wonderfully inventive costume design by Grace Snell.

As band themselves explain, it's strongly influenced by the approach of David Byrne and Talking Heads with their wonderful videos back in the 1980s.   

"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," say Wild Beasts. "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."


DirectorKlaus Thymann
DirectorMike Hughes
ProducerSamuel Aberg
Production CompanySquash'em Ltd
Costume designerGrace Snell
Make-upLuca Portadibasso
EditorPhil Hignett
Editing companyMarshall St Editors
ColouristJames Tillett
Grading companyMPC
CommissionerJohn Moule

David Knight - 16th Apr 2014

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