Bastille have debuted the video for Quarter Past Midnight.
Depicting a night on the town gone weird, Bastille’s new video, Quarter Past Midnight, immerses viewers in a trippy fever dream of hedonism that spirals out of control. Shot by Austin Peters (who directed Bastille’s Flaws, Laura Palmer and Oblivion videos), it all begins with frontman Dan Smith’s iconic hair being attacked with a razor. He then finds himself taking one surreal turn after another.
We made the video over a couple of days and nights in Paris with our incredibly talented friend, and long-time collaborator, Austin Peters. It’s a nod towards some of our favorite films and directors. Like the album as a whole, it’s a surreal journey through euphoric highs and lows of a night, and all that comes with it: the escapism, warped realities, and unclear memories.A bunch of friends came along to be involved and help make the video. We’re really happy that they did because it’s a celebration of all the amazing people who are partying and feeling alive at night, in light of the strange, dark world we live in. And we could all use a bit of celebration sometimes.