One of my favourite songs and videos that I have come across this year: The Rip Tide by Beirut.
I love Beirut and have done since I came across the band last summer. Their truly beautiful sounds are catchy, calming and unmistakably unique. “The Rip Tide” isn’t a new song, but the video is so fresh and summery that I’d quite like it to be my summer 2012 track. I think the video, with its watercolour backdrop with the red and white sailed boat bobbing along a blue sea, would be my ideal escape. Hope you enjoy this little starburst of goodness!
- Video: Beirut: “The Rip Tide” (pitchfork.com)