The video for Catfish and the Bottlemen's latest single "Cocoon" plays like some kind of gothic horror flick. Two lonely people are sent to a psychiatric ward where they are constantly fed pills and kept under the watchful eye of an evil nurse. She doesn't want any type of shenanigans taking place while she's in control. Shenanigans include, but are not limited to, long walks in the back yard, playing with flowers, stealing other patient's lunches and using them to create a dinner for two and falling in love. The main character in the video, attempts all of these. Each of these plans for love are squashed by the overbearing nurse and her henchmen orderlies. The final moments of the video play with our main character, our hero, attempting to take the girl of his dreams and make a mad dash for freedom. Unfortunately, this fails too. After an emergency "surgery" he is forever relegated to sitting and staring out the window lost in some sort of mindless abyss. Of course, they finally let him hold hands with the girl of his dreams, as they are no longer worried about him running away.
You want freedom with your love? Is love truly all you need? Can you handle that nasty looking beef concoction that is served in the psychiatric ward? Those are the questions one is left to ponder after seeing this video.
Just the words (an acoustic version courtesy of Naked Noise):
If you are one of the few people who haven't yet done so go right now and get your hands on Catfish and the Bottlemen's excellent debut album The Balcony.