Steven Spielberg, perhaps the best-known movie director of all time with too many blockbuster hits under his belt to even begin naming, has lent his expertise to singer Marcus Mumford on his music video for "Cannibal."
"On Sunday 3rd July in a high school gym in New York, Steven Spielberg directed his first music video, in one shot, on his phone. Kate Capshaw was the almighty dolly grip," Mumford explained in a caption on Instagram.
Marcus also disclosed the rest of the video's stripped-down cast and crew, noting Spielberg as the director with his wife and actor Kate Capshaw, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and British actor/Mumford's wife, Carey Mulligan each receiving various production credits. Marcus finally adds, "Some Chancer Mug" performed the song.
"I’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the people around me to bring this music to you, and I cannot hope to express all of my gratitude," Marcus says. "When people get it, it blows my mind. Kate and Steven just got it, and I cannot thank them enough. Thank you Kate. Thank you Kristie. Thank you Steven."
Shortly after performing his solo song, “How,” while joining his friend Brandi Carlile on stage in Los Angeles in late June, Mumford followed that surprise with a handwritten note posted on social media providing more details about a full-length offering. Written while "facing demons I danced with for a long time in isolation,” he admitted, Mumford revealed the single "Cannibal" was on the way as well as the full album, (Self-titled), which will arrive on September 16 produced by Blake Mills, and featuring collaborations with Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, and Monica Martin.
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