We’ve been taking quite a few hits recently as far as songs written for movies go. Out of a promise to myself and people I love, I won’t get into just exactly how bad I think “I’m Not Afraid,” the new Ghostbusters theme song from Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott, is again, but Rihanna‘s recent “Sledgehammer,” for Star Trek Beyond, would be in the same class of miserably self-serious, musically dull and monotonous tracks done for the sake of a movie franchise.
Thankfully, Ricky Gervais is here to save us. Today, Gervais and Entertainment One released the music video for “Lady Gypsy,” the lead single from David Brent’s resurrected band Foregone Conclusion. The song will be featured prominently in David Brent: Life on the Road, the feature-length continuation of The Office character’s search for something like a life that will hit UK theaters later this year before premiering on Netflix in other major territories. The uproarious song sounds like a take-off on folk revisionists like Mumford & Sons or Edward Sharpe, and tells of a love tryst that Brent had with a gypsy woman whom he worried might have been a hooker. In the video, Brent walks and lounges around a forest awkwardly, and gets seduced by a random lady gypsy who he insists is “clean.” Need I say more? Check out the video below.
Here’s the “Lady Gypsy” music video:
Here’s the official synopsis for David Brent: Life on the Road:
DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary ‘The Office’ to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleaning and ladies’ personal hygiene products company. However, he hasn’t given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’.
Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pensions and takes unpaid leave in a bid to turn his dream into reality. Get ready to join David Brent on the road as he takes one last shot at fame and fortune.