Arab Strap Share Remarkable ‘Strawberry Moon’ Video

A bizarre chase across Glasgow...

Arab Strap have shared the full video for ‘Strawberry Moon’.

The mighty duo will release new album ‘i’m totally fine with it don’t give a fuck anymore’ on May 10th, and it finds Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton on fine form.

New single ‘Strawberry Moon’ is out now, with Aidan Moffat’s fantastic lyrics ringing out against that absorbing arrangement. There’s something novelistic about Arab Strap’s work, with each tome building into a singular – kinda filthy – library.

“Lyrically, it’s maybe the most personal song on the album,” says Aidan Moffat, “About a period when I wasn’t doing very well, both mentally and physically. I was walking with a cane and in pain most of the time, and drowning my sorrows too, trapped at home and watching the phases of the moon through a window. The moon always seems to pop up in my lyrics, and the song’s a sort of secular hymn in praise of her constant change. She’s always a comfort, always hopeful, and always makes me smile.” 

Alongside the single, Arab Strap have unveiled a new video, the first to feature both Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton in 25 years. A curious piece of trivia, as Moffat notes: “We thought we should go all out – costumes, make-up, special effects, acting, mobility scooter and all.”

So, dressed as a werewolf and priest, the two engage in a surreal chase across Glasgow – with an unexpected ending.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Marilena Vlachopoulou

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