the strumbellas

On Thursday (January 28), The Strumbellas returned with their badass new video for "Spirits," and, low and behold, the clip actually has a major connection with the 1970s James Bond film Live and Let Die.

In the visual, which was filmed at Toronto's St. Aidan's Anglican Church and directed by Daniel AM Rosenberg and produced by Michael Goldlist, lead singer Simon Ward gathers up the rest of his six-piece band to attend one heck of a celebratory funeral, which is a nod to one of the scenes from the famed Bond flick.

"I didn't know people had celebration-style funerals like that with music and beautiful colors, so I wanted to make a music video with that theme in mind," Ward told Billboard. "In terms of the scary characters, I just hoped that we could scare kids a little bit... Not too scary, but I wanted kids to kind of get that feeling I got when I used to watch the old Bond movies."

"Spirits" will appear on the Canadian rockers forthcoming third LP called Hope. The set is expected to hit stores April 22. 

Check out The Strumbellas' video for "Spirits" below! 

Photo: VEVO/The Strumbellas