MYSTERY JETS: BOMBAY BLUE
MysteryJets are known for their sing-along rock anthems like ‘Two Doors Down, ‘Half in love with Elizabeth’ and fun loving track ‘Young Love’ with Laura Marling’s blissful vocals swathing over it. They have evolved in musical style over their significant years in the industry and latest offering ‘Bombay Blue’ taken from fifth album ‘Curve of the Earth’ shows they are it again.
The video ain’t too bad either, shot by Tobias Ross-Southall in a dust enthralled Jodhpur, the neutral blue hues of each building captivate an audience pining aesthetic pleasure. Focusing on one man’s journey (the band’s drummer, Kapil Trivedi), he leaps shoeless from building to building (following a monkey) unearthing the country’s magic, warmth and innocence. Resulting in what can only be described as a mass plunge in to turquoise water, centred by a concrete temple.
‘We knew we had to get very close to the spirit of our song Bombay Blue in order to make a convincing music video for it and so the idea to film in India’s blue city of Jodhpur came to us’ explain the band. The track and video express a more ‘serious’ side to the band’s music and shows this stage of evolution to be one of their best yet.