Former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik has starred in the new video from unsigned indie band The Good Suns, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch the video.
The video, which is for the band’s new single ‘Pop Wound’, is filmed on the roof of a building and sees Opik miming along to the track, making a series of funny faces at the camera, and, bizarrely, attempting to pull off a series of rock star poses.
The Good Suns posted details of the band on their official Facebook page, writing: “To galvanise the country in this time of economic hardship, we’ve decided to make a politically charged music video with Lembit Opik. Yeah, you read that right.”
Commenting to NME on how the unlikely hook-up came about, the band’s drummer Greg Sullivan explained:
The director Chris Poole met him a while back and we thought it’d be pretty hilarious if we got him lip syncing in our video. It’s just surreal comedy if nothing else.
He continued: “Obviously we were pretty wary what the reaction might be. But of it gets people listening to our music and laughing at a funny video then it’s job well done I guess.”
Opik, who lost his seat as an MP at the last general election, is no stranger to publicity stunts. He has taken part in shows such as I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, a celebrity special edition of Bargain Hunt, Come Dine With Me and was a fixture in the gossip columns due to his relationships with weather presenter Sian Lloyd and Gabriela Irimia, who is one half of The Cheeky Girls.