Keane Hook-Up with Irvine Welsh
The author makes his directorial debut with the well mannered outfit...
Keane have recruited author Irvine Welsh to direct an extended video for their track Atlantic from their forthcoming new album.
Welsh, who wrote cult classics including Trainspotting and The Acid House, is said to be a fan of the band and as such he agreed to direct the video/short film, his first effort in a directorial capacity.
It's a claustrophobic, foreboding song that takes you straight into the eerie world of our new album, said Tom Chaplin from the band. We met up with Irvine in the studio as Atlantic was coming together.
We talked and felt he was the ideal person to put our song into pictures. He in turn felt that Atlantic could prove the perfect soundscape for his directorial debut. The result is a dark artistic statement that adds a new dimension to the song.
We wanted everyone to have something special from the album before it comes out, something that sets people up for the mood of Under The Iron Sea, so we chose to make this a video download.
The Atlantic video/short film is released on April 21.
Keanes new album Under The Iron Sea drops on June 12.