When we weighed in on the Verve’s fourth album Forth we made note that “‘Rather Be’ doesn’t do much to justify its existence, but its piano-lined gospel-tinged backup vocals have a certain appeal.” Harsh? Maybe. The new video for the meandering track finds Richard Ashcroft, his crucifix necklace, and his cheekbones wandering through a forest, closing his eyes, singing, and closing his eyes some more.
It really can be a bitch finding the perfect bench.
Forth is out on the Verve’s own On Our Own in the US via Megaforce/RED and internationally via EMI.