The snippet is included on a Spotify advert that seems to spell the album title incorrectly…
In the footage, Matt Healy is dressed in an oversized suit, similar to the now iconic outfit worn by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne from ‘Stop Making Sense’ film – believed to be one of the greatest concert films. There are obvious nods to the arthouse masterpiece, from Healy’s Byrne-esque mannerisms to the identical backing dancers. You can watch it here.
You can see the similarities between the two video below.
The Reddit user @imnoteventhatfunny also pointed out that the advert contains a major gaffe, incorrectly spelling the album title: “first saw it last night, realised it doesn’t seem to be online yet so i figured i’d go back this morning to film it.
“also just noticed the ad gets the spelling wrong and calls it “enquiry” instead of “inquiry” lol”.
Healy recently dissected the story behind ‘It’s Not Living’, admitting that he never would have written about his heroin addiction if he hadn’t “gotten clean”.
The 1984 film ‘Stop Making Sense’ followed the Talking Heads at their creative peak with director Jonathan Demme capturing Byrne’s highly theatrical live show antics.
He also took the then-revolutionary approach of filming from the middle of the crowd, before every other bootleg YouTube took this perspective.
“Jonathan’s skill was to see the show almost as a theatrical ensemble piece, in which the characters and their quirks would be introduced to the audience, and you’d get to know the band as people, each with their distinct personalities,” said David Byrne in a eulogy, posted after Demme’s death. “They became your friends, in a sense.
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