He's A Lame Boy Who Used A Flea
Steve Winwood kicks ass. He's just cool. He has songs like this, The Finer Things, Higher Love (with Chaka Khan), Back In The High Life Again, Roll With It and Wake Me Up On Judgement Day. They're really great songs. They're very 80s sounding but they all have his unique, almost Carribean-Reggae sound that is nicely mixed with a sophisticated English approach to music whose tradition goes back to the Beatles. It's a great voice he has, and there's this strange electronic horn-like instrument (the solo in the bridge) he uses in a lot of his songs which is really soothing, unique and slick. Of course, you may have heard the song sampled in the somewhat recent Eric Prydz song, "Call On Me", which I like and if you haven't seen the video... WATCH IT- it's SO trashy- love the part with the pink towel.
This video is nice, got some cool and unique graphics with the blurring of the images and the "painted" effect. The colors were very bright and fresh for the 80s, as the brown, grey and orange colors of the 70s were getting really drab in comparison. You can see there was a lot of effort put into the animation as all the frames had to be colored and matched to the music. Very creative.