At The Drive In have released the music video for Call Broken Arrow, taken off their new album in • ter a • li • a.
Directed by Rob Shaw, Call Broken Arrow acts as the prequel to the video for Hostage Stamps. As it unfolds a story of a previously seen prisoner and faceless captors—with an eerie appearance by mechanized spiders developed. Using the same intricate mix of digital and stop-motion animation, the video gives viewers a closer look behind the man’s reason for imprisonment.
In Hostage Stamps, we have a prisoner being tortured and monitored by some sort of authoritarian organization,” explained Shaw. “The guys wanted to show why he was imprisoned, as well as cast doubt over his innocence.
“It’s funny how in stories, especially film stories, you tend to sympathize with whoever you spend time with. When you watch someone being mistreated, the assumption is that person is the victim. Call Broken Arrow is in part about illustrating the prisoner’s culpability, but even that is in doubt as we see the Watcher character who follows him around slipping something in his drink at the end.”
The team behind the idea used rotating buildings, sliding clouds and in-camera practical effects to create a world the viewer can lose themselves in.
At The Drive In return to UK shores for Reading and Leeds Festival before embarking on a arena tour in support of Royal Blood.