Mumford and Sons, the English folk rock band, have released the video for their new song “Lover of the Light.” It is directed by film star Idris Elba, who also appears in the clip as a man going through an emotional breakdown.
Elba manages to keep the video visually light, airy and filled with images of nature. Yet there are also dark and heavy feeling of loss and fragility.
This isn’t the actor’s first time behind the camera. He is the current producer (and star) of the BBC’s award-winning crime drama Luther.