Directed by London-based British/Iranian director Reza Dolatabadi, the animated video follows a guy who's suddenly taken on an otherworldly adventure. The clip draws on both Reza's love of American realist artist Edward Hopper, and Dan Smith's admiration for surrealist filmmaker Federico Fellini.
Dolatabadi's passion for street photography also provides inspiration, creating a visual that gently brings the falling away sentiment of the song to life. "Overall, I wanted to give the video a grand feel, almost like it belongs on the big screen, and for that we had to build a city in 3D, lock all the camera angles and movements and then animate our characters over the 3D layouts," the director explained.
Dolatabad also shot the video for Bastille's previous single, "What You Gonna Do???