Coventry indie rock/britpop band The Institutes have aired the video for the new version of their song “Inside Out“, featuring Scottish actor Steven Cree.
The original song features on their 2021’s debut album ‘Colosseums‘, out through 42 Records. Get the track here.
Marking the new album reissue, the band have created a lush new version of “Inside Out”, enhanced by a new string arrangement and layered with ethereal ambient soundscapes that build on a solid groove to an explosion of guitars.
Speaking about the themes within the track and how this new version came together, Hally, co-songwriter and lead guitarist, says:
“[“Inside Out”] is an insight into the struggles of the modern-day adult – a search for the coping mechanisms of day-to-day commitments, that can feel empty and unrewarding, but inside the struggle there is hope, we just need to find it.
The video features a powerful leading performance from acclaimed Scottish actor Steven Cree (Outlander, Terminator: Dark Fate, Churchill, Maleficent). Introduced to the band by none -other than Robert Carlyle, Hally explains of the new visual collaboration:
“Out of the blue Scottish actor Robert Carlyle (Begbie in Trainspotting!) contacted us to tell us how much he loved the song and at the same time introduced us to his friend, and as we now know, all round top bloke and a fellow Scottish actor, Steven Cree, with a view to working on a film to go with the song.
Watch the clip below.
The Institutes – Inside Out ’23 Tour Dates
10th March – Cambridge – Six Six Bar – with The Big Sugars
15th March – Coventry – HMV Empire
18th March – Ipswich – The Smokehouse – with Vega Rally
7th April – Newport – Le Pub – with The Big Sugars
8th April – Liverpool – Jimmy’s – with Holy Youth Movement
21st April – Coventry – The Tin Angel – with The Senses
22nd April – Sheffield – Record Junkee – daytime Record Store Day gig
22nd April – Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda – with Vega Rally
6th May – Manchester – 33 Oldham St – with Vega Rally
16th June – Oxford – The Jericho Tavern
2nd July – Coventry – The Godiva Festival
8th July – Swansea – The Bunkhouse
29th July – The Lake District, Cumbria – Kendal Calling Festival