by Francis Andrews in Video on Monday 8 December 2008

It can often be the case that a music video detracts from the music itself. You listen to a song or album and you set your own landscape to it, you imagine the expression of the performer and you conjure the scenery that catalyses such great songwriting. Then you watch the video and all is not how you wanted it to be. She/he isn’t as intimate as you’d dreamed and the choreography is staged and inorganic. It’s like a film version of a great book: why force the imagination along a different route? But this video is one of the rare ones that hijacks the listener and carries them along in tandem with the song. It fits the music perfectly with the rusty recording and transient mood of the piece.