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Watch Enter Shikari’s New Video For { The Dreamer’s Hotel }

Enter Shikari have released a psychedelic new video for their latest single, { The Dreamer’s Hotel }.

Just under a month on from the announcement of their highly-anticipated sixth album Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible, Enter Shikari have unveiled a trippy video for { The Dreamer’s Hotel } the record’s ridiculously catchy lead single.

We took another wonderful trip to Paris once again to record a video with our friend Polygon,” explains frontman Rou Reynolds. “We built minimal hotel sets and used psychedelic analogue effects to create a space that reflects the hope but also the desolation of the song.”

Discussing the meaning of the single with Kerrang!, Rou adds that, “I imagine The Dreamer’s Hotel as this place of respite from the fury of the outside world, so it’s very much influenced by online interactions, and the divisive nature of the world at the moment with tribalism and group identity.

“And it’s not even a political thing; it just seems to have inundated the whole of society. There’s just immediate anger, and it’s created this world of real tense distrust with everyone, and it’s a really horrible space to be in, emotionally. The Dreamer’s Hotel is this wishful-thinking, rose-tinted place where one can get away from that and dream again, and think about how to improve society. In the song it’s this dilapidated, deserted place (laughs), because no-one’s checking in to that hotel anymore. We’re all just too busy being furious with each other outside of the hotel.”

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As to why it was chosen as the first taste of new material that fans would hear from the new album?

“I think it has a general excitement to it; it’s quite fast-paced and it feels a little bit on edge, even in the choruses,” the vocalist explains. “There’s this juxtaposition, thematically, where the verses are all fury, and then the choruses are trying to convey what ‘The Dreamer’s Hotel’ is supposed to be. It’s this place of safety and possibility and imagination, outside of the furore of society. The whole thing seems to have an urgency to it, and it just felt like a good foot forward to lead with.”

Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible is due out on April 17 via So Recordings. Watch the video for { The Dreamer’s Hotel } below:

Catch Enter Shikari live at the following intimate album launch shows this year:

April

15 Hamburg, DE – Mojo
16 Paris, FR – Le Petit Bain
18 Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
19 Glasgow, UK – St Lukes
20 Liverpool, UK – Invisible Wind Factory
22 London, UK – Subterania
23 Bristol, UKSWX
27 Moscow, RUS – 16 Tons

May

12 New York, USA – Mercury Lounge

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Posted on March 5th 2020, 11:00am
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