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Enter Shikari take us behind the scenes at “{ The Dreamer’s Hotel }”

In this AltPress exclusive, the British electro-rock unit give us a glimpse of the making of the video for their latest single.

March 11, 2020
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Enter Shikari, England’s electro-plated rockers with a conscience, released the video for “{ The Dreamer’s Hotel }” a few weeks ago. Filmed in Paris by director Tom Pullen and the production company Polygon, the clip is everything you need. A riot of color. One dollop of quirk. And a whole lot of commentary about the state of the world.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Enter Shikari give us a glimpse of what they got up to during the making of “{ The Dreamer’s Hotel }” with this special behind-the-scenes micro-documentary. What do we take away from the clip? Well, we learn that any video set will always have some measure of “hurry up and wait” to it. Sometimes sleep deprivation is a requirement. And if having fun is a by-product of all that, it’s a good time all around. (Just like the footwork you use to dance with an office chair.)

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Watch as frontman/synth op Rou Reynolds reaches peak irony as he lies in bed with expensive satin sheets. Ponder why guitarist Rory Clewlow would remember his meaningful discussion with an inanimate object. And who knows the significance of the mysterious masked Parisian femme fatale? Does it even matter? “{ The Dreamer’s Hotel }” is a thrill ride leading up to April 17. That’s the release date for Enter Shikari’s next album, Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible. There’s something there for everyone, from Shikari’s early rave-core days to a pop sensibility that’s gonna make all those peeps wearing 1975 shirts go wild. Add lyrics that will propel your consciousness, and your “best of 2020” list just got bigger.

Check out the behind-the-scenes clip from Enter Shikari for the “{ The Dreamer’s Hotel }” below.

Written by Jason Pettigrew