You guys were psyched to hear (and read) “Big Chair” from Travis’s forthcoming, Godrich-and-Eno helmed record The Boy With No Name. The first single and vid from the record, however, is “Closer,” which, sadly, is a less exciting tune. And the vid being shot in a grocery store doesn’t do much to counter that, but it’s cute enough. The book of piano-based, melodramatic Brit rock insists upon — especially after “Yellow” and every other Coldplay video ever — at least one shot of lead singer in slow-motion with direct camera-to-eye contact; Fran does it well, but then, he wrote the book. More comedian cameos, too; stay tuned to watch slapsticking Ben Stiller deliver a double take! His finest physical comedy since Meet The Fockers, and getting us psyched for Little Fockers.
The Boy With No Name is out 5/7 on Independiente in the UK.