by Syd Briscoe
Current Oscar nominee Cate Blanchett stars in this quirky promo for Sparks' 'The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte'. The art-rock duo introduce fans to their eponymous twenty-sixth album via the buzzy track, which hears the Mael brothers relate the mundane insanity of a woman having a quiet emotional breakdown in a coffee shop.
Blanchett cuts a striking figure in a bright yellow suit, red headphones, and bold glasses. The colours are picked out in details on the brothers' clothes, as the otherwise stark white backdrop ensures all the focus is on her jerky, utterly stone-faced performance.
It's the sort of stripped-back, ultra-cool stuff which is bound to appeal to the band's core audience of artsy music nerds, in addition to drawing in new listeners curious about Blanchett's involvement. The visuals are absorbing and oddly hypnotic, even if the repetitive nature of the music will be a bit much for some.
Product Category: Promos