The video was directed by Michael Baldwin, whose other credits include Travis' "Closer," Melanie C's "Weak" and Röyksopp's "The Girl and the Robot
." The music video and commercials director explained the clip:
"The video is a visual metaphor for the song. The circle represents inner struggles we all have to deal with certain situations and realising there is always reassurance and help from someone close to you if you look for it. It's a simple but relatable issue for everyone and Tom was keen to have the story based around a child, which I think perfectly captures the essence of the song.
I wanted it to be intimate yet have a cinematic scale and a big heart. Hopefully everyone can relate to it in their own way as we all have different fears and anxieties we wish to overcome. I love the classic movies from the 80s that have kids as the main protagonist (ET
, Stand By Me
etc) and they were the main influences and references for this film."