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PREMIERE: Arab Strap Share Video For 'Here Comes Comus!'
Patrick Clarke , February 17th, 2021 14:59

The latest track to be revealed from the duo's upcoming album is accompanied by a rather dark video

Arab Strap have shared a new track and accompanying video, 'Here Comes Comus!'

With viewers advised that the clip contains content some might find disturbing, you can view the video for the single above, which premieres exclusively with tQ. Its arrival comes ahead of the release of the band's first album for 16 years, As Days Get Dark.

"It's a song about the god of nocturnal excess and my inability to ever refuse him," says frontman Aidan Moffatt of the new track. "It takes place in a pub, a club, and city alleyways, all the places I'd hoped we'd be able to enjoy again by now – but it's been so long since I've had a big night out that listening to it now seems almost nostalgic. He still pops round to see me at home now and again, but I know he's holding back and planning for the future, and one day soon we'll dance again."

The violence-filled video was directed by Bryan M. Ferguson, who says of the clip: "When I first heard Aidan's lyrics on the track, my mind was quickly flung into a murky pit of complete debauchery, and I really wanted the video to be a story of excess to match not just the lyrics but the whole mythology of Comus being the rebellious god of festivity who pretty much represents anarchy and chaos.

"I felt the video needed to explore these themes of overindulgence much like the protagonist. I wanted to make the viewer feel dirty and maybe even disgusted at their own enjoyment of the imagery."

Rock Action will release As Days Get Dark on March 5, 2021.