I’m having a rough day today. It all started when I woke up to find that someone had hacked into my Tesco Clubcard account and printed off all my vouchers, spending the twenty-five quid I’d tirelessly worked to save. You son of a bitch, I needed that new iron! Since then, it’s all gone sideways; I lost an argument on Twitter, my application to my local Spar has been rejected, and I spilt all my bubble bath on the floor. I could do with a pick-me-up.
I tell you what’ll cheer me up – a premiere! Today it’s a music video for an upbeat number called Handbrake, by a very talented band called Camens. It’s a fantastic, feel-good tune with a video that demands your attention from the first second to the last. It has you following the storyline like you’re glued to an episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show, and you’re waiting to find out if Gary really is the father. Oh, hang on; that’s no longer a usable reference. It’s a bit dramatic is what I’m saying, you understand.
The video goes back and forth between the here and now, and the main protagonist’s memories of an old date. That part seems pretty bloody wholesome, and I’m finding myself feeling sorry for this guy. Pining over your ex is part of the healing process, especially when you’re as pathetic as I am.
But as the video goes on, and he retreads old ground, recalling all the fun they used to have, he arrives at the cinema and……wait a minute. It’s her, with another bloke! How dare she be out in public with someone else! A bit of a scuffle ensues, with the two lads deciding to settle their beef with a bit of popcorn throwing and fisticuffs. I’ll forgive the fact he interrupted her date because he does get his clock cleaned by a much angrier man, being forced to retreat and have a bit of a swear in the carpark. It ends with him parked opposite her house, watching her and this new chap go inside. I’m not sure what he’s doing with the rest of his evening, but if I were his friend, I’d tell him to get on Tinder, rather than hanging about where he’s not wanted, practically begging for the restraining order to come his way.
It’s fantastically shot and engaging, and I’m looking forward to what Camens do next. The video for Handbrake is out now, check it out below.