Well here we are, presumably towards the tail end of Will Young’s ‘85% Proof’ album campaign and he’s gifted us a little music video for the latest song from it, album opener ‘Brave Man’.
And it’s a desperately moving piece. A young man in a pub, clutching a handful of polaroid photographs, starts to undress, leaving the venue completely naked except for those photos shortly thereafter. He meanders the streets of the city, is heckled, taunted, threatened, but soldiers on, undeterred. A brave man indeed.
But it’s the final few moments while he’s standing on the beach in the middle of the night that gives us goosebumps and puts the clip on a whole other level.