Video of the Moment #1968: The Libertines

By on Thursday, 3rd December 2015 at 6:00 pm

Following their return to the fold earlier this year and the release of their long-awaited third album and their first in 11 years, ‘Anthems for Doomed Youth’, The Libertines have a new promo out for ‘You’re My Waterloo’. The song appeared from time to time in live sets over the last 10 years, but it was not until the new album surfaced in early September that fans were able to hear a properly recorded version. The video is a monochromatic mini-film starring Guardians of the Galaxy actress Marama Corlett and Freddie Highmore, who I remember best as the gifted child musician in the 2007 film August Rush, (he’s now all grown up).

My guess is the placement of that rope was not unintentional, and what’s more, I think by casting a young man and woman in this video, it actually brings more attention to the question that has been on many a Libertine fan’s mind, whether Carl and Pete were ever in an actual relationship. The story that plays out in the video supports the fact that the song is about being in an unconventional relationship that although is marred with irregularities and problems, it’s one ultimately provides support and solace to both people. Watch the video below.

‘Anthems for Doomed Youth’ is out now on Virgin EMI. For more on the Libertines on TGTF, go here.


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