Is The Waterboys ‘Where The Action Is’ music video the cheapest ever made?

There are many artists nowadays that spend a huge amount of money filming music videos. And some who obviously do not recoup the money they spent from the paltry number of views the video gets.

Mike Scott, lead singer of The Waterboys, obviously had a different idea, however, when he decided to film The Waterboys ‘Where The Action Is‘ music video himself.

A video that is nothing but Scott marching around the busy streets of Tokyo, Japan with a phone, a selfie stick and an attitude.

A dirt-cheap way to make a cool music video, and one that Scott told Billboard magazine was dead easy to create.

“The wonderful thing about Tokyo is that nobody pays any attention since there’s so many people taking selfies and pictures with their phones, anyway. If I’d have done it in Dublin or London, people would’ve been diving into the shot, photo-bombing me and all that. In Tokyo, nothing. It was great. And I was on a series of pedestrian streets, where it was safe for me to be strutting around like that. I didn’t have to worry about being hit by a car.”

And, while The Waterboys ‘Where The Action Is‘ music video is literally just Scott strutting around Tokyo, and sneering at the camera for three and a half minutes, it is surprisingly effective.

‘Where The Action Is‘ is the lead single from The Waterboys upcoming new studio album of the same name. It is the follow up to their 2017 release Out Of All This Blue.

You can pre-order it here.

Watch Mike Scott spend literally nothing filming The Waterboys ‘Where The Action Is‘ music video in Tokyo below, while doing a marvelous job of not slamming into any of the many people around him.

And, don’t forget to check the background if you have been in Tokyo recently.

Who knows, Scott may have been stalking around near you, and you just failed to notice.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.