Sheffield's Ed Cosens releases Leadmill music video

Sheffield musician Ed Cosens has released the video for his new single filmed at the city’s iconic Leadmill nightclub.

Monday, 15th February 2021, 12:27 pm
Updated Monday, 15th February 2021, 3:32 pm
Sheffield musician Ed Cosens

‘Lovers Blues’ is the fourth single taken from Ed’s upcoming debut album Fortunes Favour, to be released in April via Distiller Records.

Pivoting from the short film series featured on previous singles ‘If’, ‘The River’, and ‘Madeleine’, Ed has teamed up with Rob Nicholson of Sheffield based film and photography studio Pedalo to film an inspired video at one of Sheffield’s most important venues.

Rob has cleverly cut together this one-man-band performance, with nods to OutKast’s ‘Hey Ya’ and Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’.

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He said: “The video is a joyous, light-hearted romp. I loved the idea of doing what OutKast did and playing each member of the band.

"Despite it being a song about being unlucky in love, it has quite an upbeat feel so I wanted to reflect that in the video and not take it too seriously. Basically, I’ve managed to create the ideal world where I have a band made up entirely of me!”

The Music Venue Trust launched its #saveourvenues campaign last year.

In Sheffield, The Leadmill, Corporation and Abbeydale Picture House were on its at risk list due to lockdown restrictions.

Reverend and The Makers guitarist Ed Cosens ahead of the release of his first solo album.

Ed said: “I saw a side-by-side picture the other day of Oasis. In one picture they were playing a small club venue titled 1994 and next to it an aerial picture of their famous Knebworth gig titled 1996.

"The point being that without the grassroots venues they and countless other bands played while developing and growing, the musical landscape of this country would be vastly different.

"It’s crucial that during this terrible time for bands and live music that we support grassroots venues all we can otherwise there won’t be a breeding ground for the next generation.”

A long-time lynchpin of the Sheffield music scene, best known as the guitarist and co-songwriter in Reverend & The Makers, Ed waited to make his solo debut until the time felt right.

Only when his storytelling songs found their own sound did he finally step from the shadows. “It’s only taken 10 years or so for me to find the confidence!”, he said.