British art-rock band Everything Everything have released the music video for their latest song, ‘Regret‘, and as we’ve come to expect from the band, it’s nothing short of puzzling yet entertaining.
The video is set in a thick, lush forest, where a congregation, possibly a cult, is being preached to by a priest-like figure wearing a nightmare-inducing mask resembling a cross between a storm trooper and a Kraken. The priest distributes water from a ladle which causes the congregation to hallucinate, before being baptised in a nearby river. The dazzling, fluorescent colours, coupled with the earthy backdrop and creepy mask feels like an acid trip gone wrong on the forest moon of Endor.
The song itself is a departure from Everything Everything’s usual body of work, and features a much slower, soulful vocal performance from Jonathan Higgs, who is usually known for his rap-like syncopated phrasing.
‘Regret’ is taken from the group’s forthcoming album Get To Heaven which will be out on the 12th of June, and the band will be in Australia in late July for Splendour In The Grass and side-shows.