English alt rock band Elbow celebrates the release of their new album, Little Fictions, with a video for the first single “Gentle Storm.”
Featuring a monochrome theme and ever-changing headshots morphing from one to the other, you can see they’ve snuck in popular Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch, who first appears in the video at 1:36.
The video is a recreation of the one for Godley & Creme’s song “Cry” from 1985, and both were directed by Kevin Godley.
This isn’t the first time that Cumberbatch has involved himself in the music scene. Last September, he showed up next to David Gilmour on the stage of London’s Royal Albert Hall for Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.” With his usual emphatic diction, Cumberbatch was permitted to carry two whole verses of the classic song.
This is the first time he’s worked for Guy Garvey, Elbow’s frontman, however. In 2014, Garvey said he wanted Cumberbatch to appear on stage with the band at Glastonbury. His vision was for the actor to do a bit of a King Lear like rant over “a really heavy, Deep Purple style version of Destiny’s Child’s ‘Independent Women.'” Unfortunately, Cumberbatch wasn’t free on the day.
Elbow’s new album drops on Feb. 3.
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