Major Lazer & Showtek have now released the videoclip to go with their hit song “Beliver”, the track achieved huge success reaching over 50 million streams since it’s release in September 2016, a collaboration between Major Lazer & Showtek has been highly anticipated, with the artists clearly making an ideal combination.
Directed by Christopher Louie, the video is based on the current refugee crisis, the video follows a young boy in a war-torn country, switching between happy memories and footage of him being chased through the devastation by a monster. Inspired by the viral video of Omran Daqneesh, the young Syrian boy covered in dust in an ambulance, the music video is a representation of the current refugee crisis, which has a clear, meaningful story line with real-world implications.
Christopher had this to say about the video
“The concept of the video was inspired by the images of Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy covered in dust in the ambulance after his house was hit by a bomb. Like everyone in the world I was heartbroken by that image but I also saw a glimmer of hope. As dark as the subject matter is the point of our “Believer” video was to capture the resilience of youth and the hope displayed by communities coming together to save victims from the rubble.”
And Showtek stated
“Not every child grows up under the best circumstances. This video is meant to raise awareness to those less fortunate than us.”