Fife singer-songwriter’s new video shot in one day and night in lockdown

Fife singer-songwriter Mike Clerk has unveiled a new video for his latest song recorded in lockdown.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 1:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th March 2021, 1:57 pm
Mike Clerk's new video for his single launches on March 26.

The release comes ahead of the imminent launch of his debut solo album which was recorded during the pandemic.

And Mike says lockdown may well have inspired his film behind the single, The Air In Her.

The video takes us into the mindset of a man on the edge.

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Trapped in an eternity of nothingness with only his own thoughts for company, the endless roll of apocalyptic news on the telly and extended isolation soon begin to take their toll.

Mike said: “It looks like a lockdown video, but that’s just a coincidence if I’m honest, I didn’t want to cheapen it by going for the pandemic angle really but I suppose it’s a bit unavoidable right now!”

Directed by Sean Defrancescof, The Air In Here was in just one day and night earlier this year.

With themes of mental health and addiction, rehabilitation and redemption, it precedes the arrival of Clerk’s debut solo album: ‘The Space Between My Ears’.

Looking to “mend the after effects of historical over indulgence”, Clerk delivers an alt.rock record that delves deep into the various mind-sets of the human psyche.

Written and recorded almost-entirely by Clerk at his own home studio, additional drum sessions took place at the local YMCA in Kirkcaldy.

Mike was the frontman of The Lost Generation, when the band he regularly played exclusive club nights for the NME in the UK and the US, and Alan McGee’s Death Disco club nights.

The album will be released on March 26.

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