Judging by the accompanying image, Susan Boyle’s perfect day looks pretty gloomy. But her “Perfect Day” video—which was shot in her home country of Scotland—is actually quite hauntingly beautiful. And now the shocker—Lou Reed, who originally recorded the song, directed the video. (UPDATE: Despite several reports to the contrary, Entertainment Weekly‘s Music Mix reports that Reed’s manager says the singer “didn’t in fact direct it or even travel to Scotland for the shoot.”) Yes, the same Lou Reed who at one point was allegedly involved in holding up Boyle’s live performance of the ’70s ballad on America’s Got Talent two months ago. Watch below!
SuBo, who often gets invited to perform for the likes of the Pope and Oprah Winfrey, will see her sophomore album The Gift hit shelves and digital stores tomorrow (November 9). So relax—that’s Granny and Aunt Edna crossed off the holiday shopping list!
As for the “Perfect Day” vid, Susans croon on a misty pier, in a forest and on a breathtaking mountaintop while shots of sunsets and rainbows flash across the screen. All that’s missing is the cartoon bird landing on her gloved digit.
UPDATE: While he apparently didn’t direct the clip, Music Mix notes that Reed came up with the concept for the vid, which was shot at Scotland’s Loch Lomond.
PopEater quotes good sport Lou Reed, who says, “I wanted to create a beautiful and intimate piece shot in Susan’s native Scotland and she quickly agreed.”
What do you think of this SuBo/Reed collaboration? Is it your idea of a perfect day?