London-based band Jarbird unveil a tearjerker of a video for their debut track 'More Bad Celebrity Poetry'. The song comes soon after their gig with Active Child at Leeds' Belgrave Music Hall and ahead of their show in London at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen.
The video has been directed by Crowns & Owls and features an aging man driving into a wood with a mystery duffle bag and two large metal canisters. The clip cuts to him sitting with his dying wife who is on a drip at home, and keeps flitting between him setting up some mysterious device with his ropes and canisters on a cliff edge to talking or reading with her. We eventually see him looking shellshocked when his wife is no longer there and the video ends with him drifting off into the horizon holding on to a bunch of helium balloons. The song reflects the melancholy of the video, beginning with an a cappella verse before breaking into a slow drum rhythm and beautifully resonant vocals.
'This was the first time we had tried to deal with an emotional narrative and we hope it's a story people can ultimately relate to', says Crowns & Owls. 'The video was created on a sub o2,000 budget so we designed everything along with our normal input. Costume, art direction, locations. it was all taken on by the three of us at C&O.'
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