“Whatever music you love, it’s all disco,” the Pixies visionary Frank Black once reflected during an interview with Elbow’s Guy Garvey. Black’s off-the-cuff remark about the universal nature of music appreciation informed “All Disco,” the second single from Elbow’s excellent seventh studio album Little Fictions, and now the band have captured the essence of the quote in a new mini-film.
Directed by Austin Humphries and filmed during the 10th annual Record Store Day this past April, the “It’s All Disco” video features interview footage of UK music fans discussing the artists, albums and songs they love. “Music is for all occasions,” a dreadlocked gentleman explains midway through the clip. “So even if it’s sad, I always find something in music to lift me up. And even if I’m too high up, I always find something in music to bring me down. It’s actually therapy. And it’s therapeutic in many ways.”
Amen to that. Watch the video below, pick up a copy of Little Fictions if you haven’t already, and be sure to catch Elbow on their European tour this summer and their North American jaunt this fall (dates).