Canadian actor Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon, This Is The End, Robocop) will star in Idlewild’s forthcoming video for single Every Little Means Trust, out 27th April 2015 via Empty Words.
After discovering Jay was a long time fan, the band decided to invite him to Scotland to film the video, their first in over eight years.
"Idlewild have been the soundtrack of my life since I first heard them in Bristol when I was 19," Jay says. "I was lucky enough to be near the radio when ‘You Held The World In Your Arms’ came on and it was epic and anthemic and that was it. It was like hearing a favourite band that I’d somehow never heard before. At turns, violent and melancholy and crystalline and triumphant. I very quickly fell down the rabbit hole of melody, intention, and poetry that is Idlewild’s art. 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."
The band are excited to have Jay involved, with front man Roddy Woomble commenting: "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."
The video will be shot in the Highlands by director Oscar Sansom of Glasgow based production company Forest of Black. Oscar has previously directed videos for Fatherson and LaFontaines with Forest of Black’s impressive showreel including videos for Biffy Clyro, Sons And Daughters, Belle & Sebastian, Holy Mountain and Ladytron.
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.
Every Little Means Trust is the third single taken from Idlewild’s critically acclaimed album, Everything Ever Written, which has been championed in the press by the likes of The Independent, The Times, Guardian, Drowned in Sound, Q, Kerrang!, The Skinny and many others.
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.
You can stream singles Collect Yourself and Come On Ghost now via the Idlewild Soundcloud page
Idlewild are also very pleased to announce they will be appearing alongside Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 29th March. You can book tickets via the Teenage Cancer Trust official site.
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.