The lads over at CATB have been teasing everyone with something special coming our way, that surprise finally dropped early this morning (U.S. time) and it happened to be not only a new single but also a video for Hourglass starring Van McCann’s hero, Ewan McGregor.
The video is filmed in black and white, giving it a beautiful retro vibe but it’s definitely a must watch… Ewan is captivating as always.
In an email, Van had this to say:
“Proper excited to say that,
with great honour,
we’d like to present you a short film for our new single
starring an all time hero of ours
SIR EWAN McGREGOR!
Directed by the main man Jim Canty.
This is one of the best things we’ve been a part of and Honestly working with Sir Ewan was one of the funnest things I think i’ll ever get to do. He’s the most interesting and interested guy i’ve ever met. He’s just fucking brilliant. Total gentleman! When people tell you not to meet the people you look up to, ARE YA MADDDD!!!!! He genuinely buzzes off the band. Sends me photos of him listening to us before he walks onstage on his endless run of sold out broadway. AND HE LIKES MY LYRICS! Honestly, I love him. It all makes me laugh my head off! His daughter Clara is a class A photographer as well! The artwork for the single is a photo of me and Ewan that she took! Videos for us are hard as we’ve got Austen Powers heads but this was just absolutely class craic!”