The song's music video was inspired by a scene from the 1975 BBC adoption of Jerome K Jerome's comic novel Three Men In A Boat
. The scene in question had the three main characters illuminating their way along the River Thames using matches and Johnny Borrell resolved to recreate it. He drafted in Stephen Frears, who'd directed the 1975 BBC film to helm the clip. At the age of 67, this was Frears' first pop promo. The director commented to Q
magazine December 2008: "I daren't tell my kids. They (Razorlight) are rather groovy, aren't they."
Stephen Frears does have a footnote in pop history. The Liverpool band comedy band Scaffold nearly had their career destroyed by inept directing by Frears, who apparently in his younger days had little idea about comic timing. They extracted revenge by writing about his "sticky-out ears" in "Lily The Pink
," which topped the UK charts in 1968.