- 15 Aug 23
The rock veterans return with a new music video for 'The Lobster', the third single from their eighth studio album Merciful Hour, which released in May.
The rock legends Bell X1 are back with a whimsical new music video for 'The Lobster', from their latest album Merciful Hour which was released this past May.
The music video stars Irish actors Liz Fitzgibbon and Kieran Roche and was filmed on Dublin's Waterloo Road. Like the track, the video is inspired by Jean Paul Sartre’s infamously bad mescaline trip in the 1930s.
Director Allyn Quigley expressed his excitement over the video in a statement. "I've always been a huge Bell X1 fan so I was delighted when they asked me to come up with a video for one of their new tracks," he confided. "Paul's lyrics always have a playfulness and singularity to them that jumps right out at you and this track was no different. I knew straight away we needed a video with a strong sense of humour to match the frenetic energy and tongue-in-cheek feel of the song."
“The song is I suppose a plea for comeuppance for the assholic behaviour of our current crop of political 'strongmen', and their appeal to the worst in us humans - that they may be tormented by their dick-swinging deeds," added Paul Noonan, who penned the song's lyrics. "The reference to Sartre and his bad flashbacks is maybe unfair - I don’t think he was a dick, the poor unfortunate. But it did give us the chance to make a Lobster suit..."
'The Lobster' is the third single from Merciful Hour, the band's lauded eighth studio album. The album was entirely recorded in Dublin, produced by John 'Spud' Murphy and in collaboration with Dowry Strings. You can read Hot Press' 9/10 review of the album here.
This summer, Bell X1 have been travelling around Ireland playing shows, including Forest Fest 2023 and multiple sold-out gigs including at Marquee Cork, King John's Castle Limerick and Iveagh Gardens. This music video release comes after they finished up their summer tour last week.
Check out the music video for 'The Lobster' below!
- 08 Dec 23