We’ve posted and enjoyed a number of videos from Elbow’s fourth album, Mercury-nominated The Seldom Seen Kid, but it seems like the UK quintet remains seldom seen (kill me) in the State. Their new single “The Bones Of You” ostensibly contains a bit of George Gershwin’s “Summertime.” Maybe that’s what they need for a US breakout? Or maybe this jerky, start-and-stop clip for the track, which includes plenty of earnest closeups of stubbly frontman Guy Garvey and an endless parade of blond ballet dancers mixing it up with the rest of the Elbows, will do the trick.
Did you hear those promised “Summertime” “elements” in there? Maybe this classic version of the standard will refresh your memory.
The Seldom Seen Kid is out now in the UK on Fiction/Polydor and in the US on Geffen.