London rockers The Libertines have shared the video for “Run Run Run“, the first single from their upcoming fourth studio album, “All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade”. The LP is due for release on 8 March via Casablanca/Republic Records. Watch the clip below.
The music video was directed by Alex Brown and filmed at various locations in Margate, Cliftonville and The Albion Rooms, the group’s “creative sanctuary”.
Co-frontman Carl Barât said of the track: “It’s about being trapped, and trying to escape your dismal life, a bit like the man in Bukowski’s Post Office. The worst thing for The Libertines would be to get stuck in a ‘Run-run-run’ rut, constantly trying to relive our past.”
According to a press release, the music video follows a day in the life of “a seedy Flash Harry cab driver, who drives his various customers round the fleshpots and watering holes of Margate in his retro Bentley Turbo motor.”
Featuring eleven sparkling Libertines songs with songwriting credits shared among the four band members, the new album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dimitri Tikovoï (The Horrors/Charli XCX/Becky Hill) and recorded at The Albion Rooms in Margate.
Pre-order “All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade” here.