Manchester, England–based indie band MONEY just earned themselves a new ballet-lovin’ fan base. The group’s “Hold Me Forever” music video is basically a day in the life of a dancer. Directed by actor Cillian Murphy, the film shows English National Ballet company members warming up in pointe shoes and taking technique class at the Old Vic Theatre’s studios.
MONEY is known for their devotion to art. “Music should be sacred,” frontman Jamie Lee has said. In this dogged dedication, it seems the musicians have found common ground with professional ballerinas, the ultimate artistic butt-busters. The video focuses on commitment to a craft and the transcendent feeling of creating a beautiful product. At least, that’s what the dancer in me sees. How about you?