A nightmare come true sounds really bad, but not in this case. I’ll let Tony McGuinness of Above & Beyond explain:
Someone told me recently that the lyrics to ‘On My Way To Heaven’ sound like a Shakespearean soliloquy set to music. Its a wonderful thought, and very flattering. So the idea of casting a well-known Shakespearean actor in the video to realize that idea was just too tempting. My first choice was Steven Berkoff—he does un-hinged better than anyone—and incredibly, he said yes. Its a nightmare come true.
So Steven Berkoff (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, A Clockwork Orange, The Krays) cast as the tortured Shakespearean thespian is a good thing—albeit nerve racking.
Perpetual travelers, you can catch Above & Beyond on their "Group Therapy" north America tour:
July 18 Detroit, MI @ Global Dance Festival, Royal Oak
July 19 Minneapolis, MN @ Global Dance Festival, The Brick
July 20 Kansas City, MO @ Global Dance Festival, The Midland Theater
July 21 Morrison, CO @ Global Dance Festival, Red Rocks
August 31 New York, NY @ Electric Zoo Festival (Group Therapy Stage)
September 01 New York, NY @ Electric Zoo Festival (Main Stage)
September 02 El Paso, TX @ SunCity Music Festival