We’ve had Blur sleeping through their latest video and now James have taken it one step further – they’re hypnotised in their new vid for ‘We’re Going To Miss You’.
Tim Booth’s been under before and says he loves the feeling of meditating. He adds that after the vid was shot he had the best night’s sleep he’s had in ages.
Tim says while they were all under they knew what they were doing, they could hear and recognised the song as their single, and just enjoyed the sensation. Two of the band, though, refused to do hypnotised.
Tim told Radio 1 it’s nothing like stage hypnotism where volunteers seem to want to go a bit mad: “When you have normal hypnosis or therapeutic hypnosis, real hypnosis, it’s more like being stoned”, he said.
“And it’s quite internal. It isn’t that dramatic. So we have to kind of work at it to make it dramatic, we actually have to do things under instruction. I’ve been hypnotised many, many times.”
“I’ve actually kind of semi-trained in it myself. That’s why we’re so popular ‘coz our audiences are just mass hypnotised by me, it’s easy. Joke, by the way!”