Shooting Badly Drawn Boy's new video was a real bitch, just ask the clip's star.
Eighties primetime drama queen Joan Collins, who counts 1979's "The Bitch" and 1976's "The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones" among her film credits, will appear in Badly Drawn Boy's video for the single "Spitting in the Wind," according to a spokesperson for Damon Gough, the one-man force behind Badly Drawn Boy.
Gough plays Collins' guardian angel in the video, which was scripted with the former "Dynasty" star in mind. It was the ski-capped British balladeer himself who approached Collins and asked if she'd participate in the tongue-in-cheek depiction of her glamorous persona. Shot two weeks ago in a Danish castle, the short was directed by Garth Jennings of the video production team Hammer & Tongs (Oasis, Blur) and is the 67-year-old Collins' music-video debut.
Incidentally, BDB's third single from his Mercury Prize-winning debut album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, is listed as "Pissing in the Wind," on the record sleeve, but the track was re-recorded with a tamer metaphor for radio airplay. The single will be released April 30 in the U.K., while a U.S. release date is still being settled on, Gough's spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Gough, known for his finicky and somewhat dramatic performances, will launch a North American tour beginning April 26 in Montreal (see "Badly Drawn Boy Sketches Out Spring Tour").