Watch Baxter Dury as a Boxer in the “Prince of Tears” Video

Prince of Tears Out Now via Heavenly

Nov 13, 2017
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Baxter Dury released a new album, Prince of Tears, a couple of weeks back via Heavenly. Now he has shared a video for the album's title track, "Prince of Tears." Roger Sargent directed the video, which features Dury in a boxing match. Watch it below.

Sargent had this to say about the video in a press release: "Though some trickery is involved, 80 percent of the punches are real - and hurt! We wanted that realism to be the spine of the shoot, so that Baxter's acting would be all the more real." 

Dury says the video is "a dream sequence about fighting something that you love that will destroy you."  

Pick up Under the Radar's current print issue (Issue 62, Fall 2017) to read our new interview with Dury on Prince of Tears.

Read our review of Prince of Tears.

Previously Dury shared a video for Prince of Tears' first single, "Miami." The album features two special guests: Jason Williamson from Sleaford Mods on "Almond Milk" and Rose Elinor Dougall on "Porcelain." Longterm collaborator Madelaine Hart sings backing vocals throughout the album.

Dury and Ash Workman (Metronomy) co-produced Prince of Tears, which was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, New Order, Florence & the Machine) and recorded at Hoxa Studios. The "Miami" video features a character called "Miami" created by Dury, which a press release describes as "a foul-mouthed and cocksure character created by Baxter, centered on the delusions that can come with heartbreak." Or as Dury puts it: "He thinks he's got swagger, he thinks he's someone, but he's not."

Dury is the son of the late Ian Dury, lead singer of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, who are known for, among other things, the 1978 single "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick," which hit #1 on the U.K. singles chart.

 

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