WILL YOUNG : Your Game
As we patiently await the UK release of Will Young’s new album ‘Let It Go’ on September 29, we thought it imperative that we have a look this week at one of Will’s previous videos, the spectacular ‘Your Game’. Filmed in Sydney, the clips starts off understated, cool and broody, almost like it’s been filmed in a smoky jazz club (albeit with a severe rising damp problem). But just as we’re lulled into a false sense of security, the curtains are drawn, revealing that we are in fact in a massive gospel church! But wait! No, he’s playing jolly tricks with us, ’cause now we’re catapulted into a lovely park, a perfect autumnal scene where mothers are pushing prams and businessmen are reading their newspapers above their heads (how strange). But again, just as we’ve gotten comfortable with the scene that’s been set, we’re off again, seemingly to the backstreets of New York, beneath a massive railway viaduct before being dragged kicking and screaming to the amazing Coney Island, resplendent with Ferris Wheel and Merry-Go-Round. Then we’re whisked to a city rooftop for the finale before the poor janitor has to come along and clean up the whole bloody mess, poor bastard. It’s exhausting! But an extraordinarily spectacular clip that warns us not to get too comfortable with young Will, ’cause as sure as eggs, he’s going to take all of our perceptions and shatter then into a million pieces… Roll on September 29!