The Slow Readers Club are delighted to present the striking new video for powerful current single: ‘Lunatic’ (out now on the Modern Sky label).
With reference points in the harrowing story of Robert Stroud ‘The Birdman Of Alcatraz’ and nods to cult prison thriller Midnight Express, the ‘Lunatic’ video is a tense and claustrophobic affair that offers fitting visual accompaniment to this compelling new release.
Filmed in the crumbling confines of the abandoned London Road Fire Station in the heart of Manchester City Centre, the video was directed by longtime visual collaborator Chris Croft (who also worked with the band on the videos for ‘Plant The Seed’, ‘I Saw A Ghost’ and others).
Speaking about the inspiration behind the video, Croft says: "For years I've been haunted by the feeling I had when visiting the isolation cell of Robert Stroud, the infamous 'Birdman of Alcatraz'. Stroud was kept in a small stone room at the prison for 6 years, imagine spending that amount of time cut-off from everyone? I've never felt anything like it, and as a film-maker I've looked for ways to channel that feeling, its claustrophobia and intensity into my work."