Black Country, New Road have shared a new music video for ‘Concorde’, the latest single from their upcoming sophomore album Ants From Up There – out February 4 via Ninja Tune. The visual was directed by Maxim Kelly and sees the group collaborating with independent production company Caviar. Watch it below.
“On the surface, the concept was straightforward, a walking video: An Ant from “up there”, sings Concorde,” Kelly explained in a statement, continuing:
But, for a band who namecheck everyone from Scott Walker to Kanye West, and the pronounced mix of genres in their music, it felt right to take an analogous approach with the visuals. Throw as many references together as possible and see if we, too, could get it all to hold together as a piece.
We took the 6 minute+ runtime as an asset. It gave us the time needed to weave as much as possible into the film. A walking video in parts, but also with a narrative running through. We combined miniatures with VFX, and flanked the film with Archival footage.
The band were so supportive and amazing. They gave us the encouragement to just go off on one! And being a massive fan of their music, it was a genuine pleasure to work with them on this film.
Black Country, New Road’s new album will follow their 2021 debut For the first time, which landed on our 50 Best Albums of 2021 list. In addition to ‘Concorde’, it also includes the previously released singles ‘Bread Song’ and ‘Chaos Space Marine’.