Mr Wilson’s Second Liners were delighted to premier their latest and most ambitious music video for the track, “Promised Land”, (by Joe Smooth, covered by Mr Wilson’s Second Liners) at HOMEMcr, celebrating Manchester Pride 2021.
The video was directed by the band’s artistic director, Sonya and filmed and edited by Nick Farrimond and stars Anna Phylactic as well as guest cameos from the wider Mr Wilson’s team.
It pays homage to Massive Attack’s iconic music video for “Unfinished Sympathy” which remains a benchmark in short film today, 30 years since it’s first release. Filmed chronologically, in realtime and using long, continuous shots; Mr Wilson’s mimicked a similar docu-fiction style, realising their ambition to fill Manchester’s rain-soaked streets with post-pandemic fun and colour.
Special thanks to vocalist Melanie Williams, Dimitri and Savannah Ogden from Flame Oz and Tess Hill from Curious Cargo.