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.
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
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.