Lance Bangs, who’s directed music videos for the likes of Nirvana, Sting and Sonic Youth, has added a new band to his list of collaborators: Drive-By Truckers. The politically charged video for “Surrender Under Protest” is out now and features a performance from the Southern rock group alongside footage from Black Lives Matter protests. Watch it below.
“I’ve long been a fan of Lance’s work and instinctively knew he would know exactly the perfect visual element for this song,” Patterson Hood, who sings and plays guitar in the group, told Pitchfork of the collaboration. “Just like the song encapsulates a period of unrest and change for America, its accompanying video brings that message to life with images of a divided, but still united nation.”
“Surrender Under Protest” is taken from “American Band,” the 11th album from Drive-By Truckers, who performed at the Democratic National Convention earlier this year.