Lostprophets: “We Didn’t Copy Will Young”
Their new video was not inspired by the first Pop Idol winners last promo. And thats final
Lostprophets have vehemently denied the A Town Called Hypocrisy promo was inspired by Will Youngs last music vid.
Like Young in his promo for Who Am I, the Welsh rockers dress up as 1970s Blue Peter-style presenters complete with dodgy hairdos and cardigans.
However the band has told MTV.co.uk there is no link.
Will Young did it too? Really? I dont keep up with him to be honest. Is he still around? said singer Ian Watkins.
Explaining the real reason for the amusing promo, guitarist Mike Lewis added, We wanted to do something different with this song as it has a kind of new sound.
"All our videos have been very serious so we thought we'd experiment. But we did think, 'Either this is gonna be amazing or the biggest pile of sh*t weve ever done.
But while Lewis is chuffed with the results, Watkins has his reservations.
Im still not sure about it, he told us. I think I look like a muppet.
Now, thats another video in itself.
Lostprophets stonking new single 'A Town Called Hypocrisy' is out now.