As the drummer for Radiohead, Phil Selway has become acquainted with the significance of a well done music video. While the drummer, or any other member of Radiohead not named Thom Yorke, rarely appears in their videos, the group may not have reached their meteoric heights without mesmerizing videos for “Creep”, “Street Spirit”, “Karma Police” and “House of Cards”. And after polarizing reviews for Selway’s solo-debut, Familial, a frequently streamed video will definitely help the album’s notoriety.
For By Some Miracle”, David Altobelli cast the dark, acoustic track against an equally eerie subject matter: suicide. At just under 3:00 the video, which is available below, focuses on an ill-fated suicide attempt, featuring an alluring red-clad female and extremely unlucky ice cream man. And once again, Selway decided to sit this one out.
Selway is currently touring Europe, and no US dates have been announced. But we’ll be waiting slightly impatiently to break any tour news.