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Courteney Cox directs video for new Foy Vance single

By | Published on Tuesday 19 July 2016

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Having coaxed Ed Sheeran out of hibernation to perform with him at Latitude last weekend, Foy Vance has enlisted another celeb mate to help him out. Courteney Cox has directed the video for his new single, ‘Coco’. The video also stars her daughter, Coco Arquette, for whom the song was written.

Cox and Vance were introduced by her fiancé, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and have apparently been firm friends ever since. Someone should make a TV show about their lighthearted and occasionally mildly amusing escapades. Call it ‘Chums’, or something. He could sing a song about a cat over and over again until all joy has been sapped from life.

Anyway, here are some words from Courteney Cox: “From the first time Foy played ‘Coco’ for me (and every time I’ve heard it since), I’ve felt he captured, not only Coco’s unique personality, but also the beautiful childhood innocence that sadly, but inevitably, fades with time. It is like a snapshot of the world as seen through a child’s eyes sung by a man who is moved by how the world seems from her perspective. I think it’s a perspective that we, as adults, never stop longing for”.

Jesus. She continues: “Naturally, I was THRILLED when Foy asked if I would direct the video for ‘Coco’. My hope is that I conveyed in a visual way the many levels of feeling that Foy’s song so brilliantly expressed. I am struck, and continue to be struck, by Foy’s incredible soul as a musician and father. He is a truly unique human being and I am proud to call him a friend”.

Fucking hell, it’s only a music video. This is never going to work as a pitch for our TV show, we don’t want to ditch the jokes in favour of mawkish sentimentality until at least season three. Let’s hope Foy can save this.

“That old adage ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ has never proved more true than with Courteney and Coco”, says Vance. “As soon as I wrote the song ‘Coco’ – which started out as an off the cuff verse to make Coco laugh – it was obvious that Courteney would direct the video. They both have such beautifully inquisitive spirits and kind hearts. Mix that with a killer sense of humour and you’ve got the Courteney/Coco double act!”

Boom! Double act. The TV show is safe. Expect a pilot by tea time. That might seem over confident, but we just heard from a man who starts thinking about celebrity-directed videos the moment he knocks out any old nonsense on his guitar.

He’s touring later this year, by the way. Including two nights at the Shepherds Bush Empire on 18-19 Nov.

Now, let’s watch this bloody video: