So, there is a new 'do they know it's christmas' song out apparently (thanks to everyone on Facebook for letting me know.) And I haven't listend to it yet. I though it could be amusing write a first impression review right now. The main comments I have seen on the video is that nobody knows the musicians who worked on it. Let's see how many I can recognise at first glance, here we go.
So after a supposedly shocking scene of the things going on in West Africa all these people get out of a car with a heap of paparazzi around them, I thought this was a song for charity, but let's not forget these people are obviously more important. Bono tries to look all humble, I call bluff.
Okay, first off to sing are a boyband.. Is this One Direction? I can't think of any boybands, this probably means I'm getting old. (I do like the motorcycle shirt. Where did he buy that and does it come in my size?). Then there is a ginger guy. I don't understand the lighting choices in this video, but I guess this must be the silhouette of Ed Sheeran. Ginger guy is followed by blonde girl who I have never seen before in my life, then tall guy who lookes like a puffer fish. I'm guessing Sam Smith? Yaaaaaay Paloma Faith! (I'm going to see her perform in february, can't wait!). After Paloma a man is seen putting on headphones but not singing, he is just happy to be there I assume. This beautiful choice of showing a man with headphones is followed by a really close up shot of a dark girl I do not know. Ooh I know the next guy, he's from Elbow! I have no idea what his name is, but he's cool and people need to adjust some buttons for his fabulousness. Hipsterman with a stripey shirt and very forced voice follows and then..... BONO is standing in the way! GET OUT! don't steal the black woman's spotlight youuuuuu.. I have a feeling I should know who this lady is, but I don't think I know. Now the headphones man gets a chance to sing.
Oh hi Bono, we didn't notice you before. Did not expect you here as well. I wonder if you donated that 3 pounds as well, like the people who download the song. Love the jacket. Now get out.
Okay, on with the show: black man with a scar. Wasn't he married to a top model? Is his name by any chance Seal or something? We then see some girls I do not know, and a person with a hat whose gender is unknown to me.
BONO AGAIN. what the.. the only other person we've seen more than once is the headphones guy and he just sang once up to this point. I don't like your attitude for this Bono, this is not supposed to be all about you!
Music ensemble and men singing together, including the hipster stripeyshirt guy. Sam Smith gets another solo (I wonder if he is really tall or they just filmed him to look tall because he has a complex about his height? Can someone tell me how tall he is? (Okay google had the answer, 6ft2in, I assume the cameraman was really short though according to this angle)).
Blonde girl again, and then it's ENSEMBLE TIME. I now recognise the hipster guy as the singer from Bastille, because of the band standing around him. Also now I'm certain the ginger man was indeed Ed Sheeran, thanks close up!
Well that was the video. How many did I get right?