Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Watch :: The Libertines Unveil Video For 'Heart Of The Matter'

To accompany the release of The Libertines’ new single, 'Heart Of The Matter' - taken from the band’s just released third album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth' - comes a strong and unflinching video which takes a swipe at today's voyeuristic celeb-obsessed, self destructive culture.

The video was directed by acclaimed photographer and film maker Roger Sargent, who states: “The Libertines have never been a band to lack candour or bravery...almost to a fault. Their honesty, their friendship has played out, in the public domain often with catastrophic consequences.

In ‘Heart Of The Matter’, Peter and Carl reflectively talk about the damage and abuse they have caused themselves over the years, openly mystified that they have survived thus far. It's a catharsis, a bleak, bold and brave one.

To that end, when we talked about making the video for the song we all felt it had to be similarly honest. The unsettling subjects could not be shied away from. On the contrary, these had to be faced head on.”

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