"A Grateful Dead-like grace which could be their best work so far." - The Independent
"...their best album yet." - The Times
“…a genre-traversing, surprising, melodic, poetic, anthemic record with heart, smarts and soul.” - Drowned in Sound
Idlewild have released the video for their forthcoming single Every Little Means Trust, starring Canadian actor and writer Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon, This Is The End).
The video premiered on The Guardian's website, who also captured the moment Idlewild and Jay met for the first time in an in depth interview, and you can watch it now via the band's YouTube channel.
Every Little Means Trust is the third single taken from Idlewild’s critically acclaimed album, Everything Ever Written, which has been championed by the likes of The Independent, The Times, Guardian, Drowned In Sound, Q, Kerrang!, The Skinny and many others.
The track has a laid back and disarming melody that showcases just how much Idlewild have matured as a band during their hiatus, with vocals and guitar flowing together perfectly. The single was woven together with the idea that hope sits side by side with disappointment, as visited in classic Idlewild singles such as American English and Love Steals Us From Loneliness.
After discovering Jay was a long time fan, the band invited him to Scotland to feature in the forthcoming video for the single.
“Idlewild have been the soundtrack of my life since I first heard them in Bristol when I was 19.” remarked Jay “To say that I’m excited would be an understatement. I am proud and honoured and kind of still floored that I get to be a part of their work in any way whatsoever.”
Jay currently stars in hit FXX series Man Seeking Woman, which has just been confirmed for a second season. He is also about to start shooting Goon 2, the sequel to Goon, written by Baruchel himself and Evan Goldberg, with Baruchel taking on directorial duties this time around.
Idlewild front man Roddy Woomble had this to say about Jay’s involvement: “We were delighted to find out that Jay was such a big fan of the group. It is always nice to know that your work is appreciated. The fact that he’s also been so generous with his time by agreeing to come to Scotland and appear in the video was wonderful. He is a very talented and interesting actor.”
You can stream singles Collect Yourself and Come On Ghost now via the Idlewild Soundcloud page
Everything Ever Written is out now via Empty Words and available to buy from all good record stores and online retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.
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Every Little Means Trust is due for release on 27th April 2015 via Empty Words.