Beirut debuted their newest video for the song “The Rip Tide”, from their 2011 album of the same name.
Band visionary Zach Condon commented 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.”