Superheroes Batman and Superman share a
kiss in the video for Coheed and Cambria's new single Island from
the group's latest album The Color Before the Sun.
The video follows a bearded man who
works for tips in Times Square dressed as Batman.
A man offers Superman $5 to battle
A victorious Superman walks away from
the fight without looking back as Batman returns to his home, where
he eats dinner in the dark by himself.
On a cold and rainy night, Batman comes
to Superman's rescue as two men dressed as a rabbit and a tiger bully
him. After he has saved his former foe, Batman slowly approaches
Superman and the men share a kiss as tourists cheer.
“When I think of these two iconic
characters, I think of opposite attraction,” wrote Claudio Sanchez,
the group's lead vocalist. “I think of myself and my wife. How
two opposite ends ends of a spectrum can create harmony and balance.
In one way or another, these characters have been paired up with
like-minded love interests, the Bat and the Cat... The Alien and the
Amazonian... I wanted to bring the Dark and the Light together.”
The video precedes next week's premiere
of Batman v. Superman, staring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry
Cavill as Superman.