has just released a video for "Blame" from their latest album Wild World
and it focuses on intense worship and some sort of cult - which perfectly matches the song's dramatic, futuristic end-of-the-world vibe.
The video draws your attention to a few different rooms. First, there's a room with a circle of chairs with a big, black structure in the middle and a bowl of water on top. There's also a strange pair of lips that everyone kisses as the rest of the group celebrate. There's another room that also has a circle of chairs facing outwards but no weird, black structure in the middle and it seems like everyone in the group is possessed while in this room. The third room has green chairs, a white podium and another bowl of water with black lips inside. The group is extremely excited while in this room (just like in the first room) so the water and black lips are the focus of this worship group.
There are parts of the video that show cars are moving backward and the camera cuts to an iPhone displaying the time and another shot of a clock -so time plays an important role.
Is this video a representation of how we let technology control us? At the beginning of the video, the group of people are shown separately receiving a text message with the lips emoji and they mindlessly walk to the building with the rooms. Or maybe it's about blaming the media (aka the water bowl in the video) and even when we get information from the media, we still want more. But when we are in a room without it, we slip into a possessed, trance-like state.
But it also reminds me of how humans are destroying the planet and our most important life source. So it could go either way.
What's even more strange about the video is Bastille only makes a brief cameo in a photo on someone's desk. Overall, it's a confusing video that makes you think extremely hard as there are definitely a few underlying meanings.