Foals Unleash Sex, Suicide, and Childbirth in Super-NSFW 'Late Night' Video

Equal parts torture and porn, but not quite torture-porn

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Foals offered a panoramic, hallucinogen-enhanced view of one of their live shows for the video to "My Number," the second single off the Oxford five-piece's third album, Holy Fire. The psych-inclined outfit employs that camera-panning technique again on the just-dropped clip for upcoming single "Late Night," albeit to a much more unsettling effect.

The Yannis Philippakis-led band aren't playing a club packed with sweaty, molly-dropping twentysomethings in this Nabil Elderkin-directed short; the English crew are onstage at a cabaret lounge in a Romanian hotel, performing in front of a sweaty, alcohol-drenched dirtbag and a few other guests who can't be bothered to pay attention. Elderkin leads us through the hotel, cycling between a young couple mid-coitus, a woman struggling to give birth, and a man preparing to hang himself. It's all birth, sex, and death, and it's grim, bloody, and all very NSFW.

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