November 20, 2008

Mr. Hudson And The Library

Mr. Hudson And The Library Picture Of You:

Do you remember the brilliant scene in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, when Cillian Murphy leaves the hospital only to find that there is no one left in London? The streets are empty (you can see images from it here). This video has an almost identical shot on Westminster Bridge - one that I am surprised Mr. Hudson and The Library were able to pull off.

There are many things to love about this (2007) video: the haircut and dye job, the Cappuccino Kid clothes, the blue filter and, not least, the surprise cameo appearance of another creature near the end (2:40). It's worth it just for the gorgeous shot of Mr Hudson 40 seconds into the video, with Big Ben in the background. Get me on a plane. Now.

I would be remiss if I did not note that Mr. Hudson and The Library are signed to Kanye West's own label and are on tour with him now. Strange. Their new album is due out in 2009, with a single There Will Be Tears out in a moment. Download a two-minute snippet. It's heavily vocodered, but spare, melodic and vaguely jazzy.

Update: Kanye's new album contains a track with Mr. Hudson called Paranoid.


John said...

Terrific track, and it's pretty easy to hear where Kanye's head is at sonically in signing them. I'll definitely be keeping an ear out for the full-length.

Paul said...

This takes me back a couple of years when there was decent brit pop forthcoming from Captain, Mr Hudson, Upper Room, etc. Only mr Hudson seem to have survived :( I still adore their version of On The Street Where You Live...