Bastille Give Us An Uneasy Glimpse Of The Future In 'Thelma + Louise' Video
By Katrina Nattress
September 2, 2021
Though Bastille haven't detailed their fourth album yet, it's clear they've put a lot of thought into it. Before releasing its lead single "Distorted Light Beam," the band teased a faux company called Future Inc., which was officially introduced in the music video. The visuals for its second single "Thelma + Louise" pick up where "Distorted Light Beam" left off, showing singer Dan Smith and actress Remmie Milner use Future Inc.'s "Futurescape" technology to meld innerverses and search for a brighter tomorrow.
The Balázs Simon-directed video features live action and animation.
“This video’s been a massive, international collective effort. We’ve been so lucky to work with Balázs and his team of digital animators, who are based in Austria. They did such an incredible job of creating this version of the innerverse," Smith said in a statement. "The live action scenes were shot at the end of an all night shoot as the sun was coming up in Serbia a few months ago with the brilliant team who made our ‘Distorted Light Beam’ video.”
"The four of us in Bastille and Remmie had our heads and bodies scanned to make the digital avatars that you see," he added. "We’re massively excited for people to watch this mad little 2 minute film that takes you right into how the innerverse could work. It totally captures the sense of escape and endless possibility.”
Watch the "Thelma + Louise" video above.