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Take slinky crooner Bryan Ferry (the one your parents listen to), along with model-of-the-moment Eliza Cummings, then put them in LA's celebrity schmooze-ville hangout Chateau Marmont and also the Wolf's Lair Castle - an eight-bedroom replica of a Norman castle overlooking the Hollywood Reservoir built in 1927 for Milton Wolf (which singer and producer Moby used to own) - and what do you get?
The just released video for Ferry's 'Johnny and Mary'.
A cover of the Robert Palmer original, the track is taken from Ferry's latest album offering 'Avonmore' and was produced by Norwegian DJ Todd Terje.
"I have always liked Robert Palmer's beautiful song 'Johnny & Mary' with its haunting lyrics", says Ferry. "Initially we tried it fast like the original, but later Terje gave it a different slower feel, which was much better. I played some piano on this version which I hope compliments Terje's futuristic programming. It is a real pleasure to collaborate with such a talent."
Directed by Brantley Gutierrez, watch the moody short below, which is heavy on the cinematic aesthetic - think hazy city lights, shadowy cuts of Ferry looking pensive behind an antique typewriter, and Eliza hanging out of an open-top car looking lost in herself, in love....in something. I'll have what she's having please.