New Release & Video: Beirut – When I Die

Take a watch of the new Beirut video for ‘When I Die’ directed by contemporary multimedia artist Brody Condon

The video echoes the themes of the song, which is loosely inspired by a fictional suicide cult. Filmed inside a Futuro 13 House in Berlin, the band tests each other’s boundaries with a series of group experiments. ‘When I Die’ appears on the latest Beirut album Gallipoli, out now

View ‘When I Die’ below…

Director Brody Condon had this to say about the video: “After the psychosomatic session that inspired the Gallipoli cover art, I ran another session with Zach to guide a new video for “When I Die.” Something was missing. Later I learned the song was loosely about a fictional suicide cult, so I facilitated a group encounter with the band before their show in Berlin. I was surprised by their willingness to test each other’s boundaries, and spontaneously embody elements of Zach’s inner zone. They told me these intimate processes didn’t feel so differently from what they already do on stage”

Their European tour kicks off tonight as well – dates below…

April 10 – MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
April 11 – LEEDS, Leeds Town Hall
April 12 – LONDON, Eventim Apollo
April 14 – VIENNA, Gasometer
April 15 – MUNICH, Zenith
April 17 – BOURGES, Le Printemps de Bourges
April 18 – MILAN, Alcatraz
April 19 – ZURICH, Volkshaus
June 28 – ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, Rochkal Club
June 30 – MARMANDE, Garorock (Open Air)
July 4 – VILANOVA I LA GELTRU, Vida Festival
July 7 – EWIJK, Dwon the Rabbit Hole Festival
July 9 – HAMBURG, Stadtpark
July 11 – BERLIN, Zitadelle Spandau
July 12 – LOERRACH, Stimmen Festival
July 13 – MAINZ, Volkspark