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Video: Beirut: "The Rip Tide"

By Laura Snapes on June 22, 2012 at 09:32 a.m.

Below is the beautiful video for "The Rip Tide", the title track from Beirut's 2011 album. It was directed by Houmam Abdallah. Zach Condon himself has a few words to say about the director's work on the video:

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 wanted more, as I often do with my music, and this is not a bad thing. Growing to accept a song's limits is part of the process of creating and loving them. Which was why 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.