Wit, talent and style? On a satellite music channel?

Watching music television is usually a profoundly depressing experience, but I stumbled across something wonderful this evening while trying to see the new Girls Aloud video: “Be good or be gone” by Fionn Regan.

Doing something interesting with music videos is tough enough at the best of times, but when you’re making a video for a bowl-cutted solo artist with an acoustic guitar it’s damn near impossible. And yet, the video is fantastic: Regan sings his song in a church, in a lift, in a street… the location changes every few seconds and the sound changes too, so one minute it’s dry and claustrophobic, the next there’s a cavernous reverb as he sings in a church pew, then he’s drowned out by a passing bus and so on.

I’ve no idea what Regan’s other stuff is like, but this video takes the potentially unwatchable and turns it into something really rather lovely.

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