Directed by Quentin Deronzier, the video shows the duo performing the track nearby to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. As they play, they cast “a magnetic spell across the city resulting in hundreds of people sprinting to join them,” according to a press release. “As a storm erupts, the duo are surrounded: a typhoon looms large over them, its movements mirrored by the intense, spiralling reaction of the crowd below.”
Watch the video below.
Speaking with NME about “Typhoons,” Mike Kerr said:
“With the subject matter of this song, it brought a lot of the themes of the record together,” Kerr told NME. “A lot of the songs on album tackle this idea of being lost in your own thoughts, and how consuming that can really be. I think ‘Typhoons’ made it really clear that when a thought or an idea takes over, you are lost in that. It does feel like it can go on forever, but it’s also about knowing that it can’t go on forever.”
He continued: “I think that’s just part of being a human being. I think everyone can get lost in their own mind, and they can have dark spells in their own mind. I’ve experienced them, you’ve experienced them, we all have. I wanted to write a song that recognized them, but was also uplifting and empowering – knowing that if you are going through that, it will end at some point. It will pass.”
Royal Blood’s new album, Typhoons, comes out April 30th. Pre-order it here.