Have you heard The Struts? Hailing from Derby, England they bring to mind bands like The Strokes, Queen, The Darkness and The Rolling Stones, and they’re here to save rock-n-roll.
Proudly taking influence from the past, the band’s latest single embraces the happy, fun side of rock-n-roll that the glam indie rockers feel has been a little lost of late, before adding in a modern twist, and then turning it up to 11.
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund and shot in London, the video for “Could Have Been Me” oozes the sex, drugs and rock-n-roll lifestyle that a band with a great head of hair and good cheekbones might enjoy, as well as showcasing their strongest side – the live performance. Cruising down the Thames aboard a boat, they perform their anthemic new song “Could Have Been Me” intersected with black and white footage of the band playfully cavorting around London.
The renowned Swedish director most recently collaborated with Madonna on the “Bitch I’m Madonna” video from her Rebel Heart album. Jonas’ distinctive storytelling and visually driven signature style has earned him several Grammy Awards, an Icon Award, MTV Video Music Awards (including Best Director) and the prestigious MVPA Hall of Fame Award including an MVPA win for the music video for Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.”
Watch “Could Have Been Me” now!