Elvis Costello’s new video for the single “You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way” features boutique microphone company Ear Trumpet Labs’s Josephine model. The song was written, orchestrated, and performed by Costello specifically for the upcoming movie Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, which is based on Peter Turner’s memoir about his life with actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool.
The video features Costello as well as scenes from the film starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell. Costello is found on a stage in an empty theater, playing piano and singing with Ear Trumpet’s Josephine model as the vocal mic. He is currently using it for live performances too, having begun back in the spring of 2016 while on tour with the duo Larkin Poe.
Josephine is a large-diaphragm, condenser microphone that’s spring-suspended in a large, elegant copper ring. Best used for live performances, Josephine excels on vocals and small acoustic ensembles.