Video: Beirut - "The Rip Tide"


Beirut mastermind Zach Condon’s songs are often strikingly visual – not only do Condon’s lyrics summon up filmic narratives, the music itself often seems to tell a story, too. According to Condon, “The Rip Tide,” the title track from his 2011 record, seemed incomplete – until director Houmam Abdallah created this incredibly beautiful video that works perfectly as a visual accompanient to the song’s swelling strings and horns. We won’t spoil the ending for you, but we love the colors. Check it out.