Spoon has released a video for “Written in Reverse”, their first single from Transference.
It’s a fairly basic concept on paper: band performs the song live in a studio, filmed in black and white. What changes it, and makes me terribly jealous that I didn’t think of it before now, is the use of a mirror. By shooting them playing very close to a large mirror-lined wall, there’s never a bad angle to catch an interesting image. (Well, except for seeing Jim, who’s practically nonexistent behind the kit.) Also, they do a great job of keeping the cameras out of shot, which looks to be a result of using specific angles and careful editing. Nicely done!