Johnny Marr "New Town Velocity" (video)

Johnny Marr "New Town Velocity" (video)
While Morrissey continues to court controversy and battle illness at every turn, his former Smiths bandmate Johnny Marr has been keeping his head down and promoting his debut solo album, The Messenger. This includes releasing a video for "New Town Velocity."

The video for this quintessentially English-sounding jangle-pop number is a sombre, black-and-white affair that finds the singer walking alone through a desert-looking city. He walks towards the camera, stares up at buildings, does a few hand gestures and fires off a guitar solo in a clip that is light on action and heavy on mood.

Check it out below.