Watch: Derek Jacobi Voices Keaton Henson's 'You'

Beautiful new clip emerges...
Keaton Henson

Derek Jacobi appears in a new clip based on Keaton Henson's 'You'.

Well here's something...

A song is - in essence - a performance, a short showcase for drama. So perhaps it's natural for an actor to step in, to take a lyric sheet and transpose it into a monologue.

Keaton Henson's 'You' is one of the standout tracks on 'Birthdays' a song which is all emotive of arrangement and tender of vocal.

Part of Channel 4's Random Acts series, Derek Jacobi has stepped in to voice those lyrics in a moving new clip. Taking the role of an ageing writer addressing a lover, Jacobi's monologue is interspersed with footage of birth, death and all that comes in between.

Shattering stuff, you can watch it below.

YOU from William Williamson on Vimeo.

CREDITS:
PERFORMED BY DEREK JACOBI
WORDS AND MUSIC FROM 'YOU' BY KEATON HENSON
DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY WILLIAM WILLIAMSON
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: WILL HANKE
EDITOR: ADAM TYLER
SOUND RECORDIST: CHARLIE WEISFELD
COLOURIST: JAMES BAMFORD
SOUND DESIGN: STEVEN PARKER
STOCK FOOTAGE: PRELINGER ARCHIVE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ADAM BOOTH
SPECIAL THANKS: JAMES DREW

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The new issue of Clash magazine is out right now. It's always on the money with breakthrough acts worth listening to. So, go and see.

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