UK indie rockers The Courteeners have shared a brand new music video for their song ‘Modern Love’. The track is the third song to be released from the band’s massive 2016 album ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’.
The Courteeners are undoubtedly one of the most popular British indie bands of the last decade; however, despite reaching the Top 10 with each of their five studio albums, the band have often struggled to achieve commercial success with their singles. In fact, the band’s last single to place in the Top 50 was ‘You Overdid it Doll’ way back in 2010.
So far The Courteeners have released two singles from their most recent record ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’, titled ‘The 17th‘ and ‘No One Will Ever Replace Us’. The band have now shared a brand new music video for their song ‘Modern Love’ (which is arguably the best track on the album).
Frontman Liam Fray recently revealed that ‘Modern Love’ was the first song that The Courteeners had ever written with musicians from outside of the band. Speaking to NME, Fray explained: “It was a co-write with the guys from Hurts, Theo and Adam. We’ve know them for over 10 years and have a pretty good friendship. They sent our producer a song, and they didn’t like it. It was very ‘them’ – a bit ’80s but full on. But I was like ‘fuckin’ hell, I love this track”.
Fray said of the new music video: “I had pretty much fuck all to do with the video, I’m not going to lie to you. I’m really good friends with the director Joe Connor. He’s done our last seven or eight videos and I just think he’s amazing. We chatted about it but it’s nice to not be in it. The album was inspired by the film ‘Victoria’ – one snapshot of a big night out. It’s romantic, it’s sad, you’re making bad decisions, you regret it in the morning, you do it all again the next night. It’s about living fast. He’s just following his muse around Paris and it’s beautiful.”