Gogol Bordello have returned with the music video for their latest single, “Seekers & Finders.” On Tuesday (June 26), the self-proclaimed gypsy rockers released the clip for the new song featuring close friend Regina Spektor. The over-three-minute clip primarily features footage of the band performing, while also incorporating solo black-and-white footage of Spektor and vocalist Eugene Hütz singing the song to each other. The video also features images related to Alchemy, Hermeticism, and esoteric knowledge which leaves its interpretation up to the viewer.
The video’s live footage was recorded during the band’s performance at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles back in March.
In a press statement, Hütz describes the duet as: “The duet of the wandering Jew and the roaming gypsy by the campfire, which we represent most perfectly.”
While asking Spektor to provide her vocals to the new song may have been a no-brainer —the have been friends for years— Hütz reveals the one special encounter sparked this connection.
“Now, it seems this precious collaboration with our dear friend Regina was in the making all along the years of friendship and mutual support. But it actually materialized rapidly once Regina told me that her ancestry also runs back to Ukraine. Writing with Regina’s voice in mind was easy and joyous, despite the heavy topics we pondered.”
Check out the complete music video for “Seekers & Finders” above and try not to get a little jealous that you weren’t invited to the show.
“Seekers & Finder” is featured on the band’s seventh studio album (Seekers & Finders) which was released back in August of 2017.
In addition to the release of the new music video, Gogol Bordello also announced that their first releases will be available digitally and on CD beginning next month. The group’s reissues will include the band’s 1999 debut, Voi-La Intruder; their sophomore record, Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony; and East Infection, an EP of songs leftover from the original Rubic Records sessions.
A short run of 1000 CDs of each album will be available on limited edition digipak. All the reissues are due July 6. For pre-orders, head on over to the band’s website.