The Stranglers have got a great music video out today featuring the legendary England International (and Newcastle) football player, Stuart Pearce. Pearce is famous for his playing of loud music in the chaging rooms, and also for winning fights with bin lorries… as well as “that” photo in the England shirt.
Pearce is a lifelong Stranglers fan, they’re one of his favourite bands and he has seen them play live over 300 times! The video for track titled “This Song” follows Pearce in action mode, being chased through streets and leaping over ledges through a monochromatic London. He finished filming the video and then went straight off to the football ground for work!
On the making of the video, Pearce says:
When the Stranglers make you an offer you can’t refuse… you can’t refuse! I played it cool but to be honest I was excited, and honoured to be asked. As a lifelong fan of the Stranglers, being part of this video was very special. ‘This Song’ is the Stranglers at their best, a really catchy song full of all the classic traits of the band.
Talking about their upcoming album Dark Matters, out September 10th, Pearce adds:
It’s a fitting tribute to Dave Greenfield who will be missed by everyone. I’m sure I speak for all Stranglers fans by saying we can’t wait to see the boys touring again.
The first single from the new album was “And If You Should See Dave…” – an emotional tribute to their legendary keyboard player Dave Greenfield who died of COVID last year.