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Single and Video Review: I Like Trains – Sea of Regrets

A wonderful narrative video by Ben Lankester accompanies the new I Like Trains single Sea of Regrets. From today they are back in the studio to record their third album with producer Richard Formby.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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My favourite music videos are those which take you on a narrative journey such as that for the new I Like Trains single, Sea of Regrets. In this 8 minute video Ben Lankester times his story in perfect harmony with the highs and lows of this emotionally extravagant song. Actor Segun Akingbola beautifully embodies the character, a man who is leaving something undetermined behind to head into the great unknown. The result is a silent cinematic piece that stands up to its own scrutiny.

Director Ben Lankester is a founding member of The Progress Film Company. Visit their website to view a film about the London Riots, asking Why Has This Happened?

From today I Like Trains are in the studio with Mercury Prize nominated producer Richard Formby, who worked on the Wild Beasts albums. Read my previous interview with singer Dave Martin here – I look forward to their third album!

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