The concept of the new music video for Foster the People's
second single "Helena Beat" is described by lead singer Mark Foster as "Lord of the Flies
meets Mad Max
." Ace Norton (LCD Soundsystem, She and Him, Death Cab for Cutie) directed, the band presents a post-apocolyptic landscape overrun by purposelessly vengeful children. Determined to wreak havoc, the kids attack the frontman and Clockwork Orange-ly rip twenty years from his life and give those years to another, turning him into one of their own. Upbeat song, slightly unsettling video, nonetheless a great contribution from FTP. Check out the video below.
As an added bonus, check out this fan-made favorite with a ton of views on Youtube.
Check out pictures from our Foster The People shoot
and see what we had to say about the band's debut, Torches