A new video for George Harrison‘s “My Sweet Lord,” a song from his iconic triple-disc 1970 solo album All Things Must Pass, released as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the record, features a star-studded lineup consisting of more than 40 actors, musicians and comedians.
The seven-minute visual, executive produced by Harrison’s son, musician Dhani Harrison and David Zonshine, and directed by Lance Bangs, shows Fred Armisen and Vanessa Bayer setting out on a mission to find the unfindable in the cameo-packed music video.
The video features several well-known artists, including Ringo Starr, Jon Hamm, Mark Hamill, Patton Owalt, Paul Scheer, Darren Criss and Reggie Watts. Dhani, Harrison’s wife Olivia and Zonshine also make cameos.
Hamill plays the head of a secret agency. Armisen and Bayer begin their search in a dimly lit bookshop with curved shelves as the song “My Sweet Lord” plays in the background.
Bangs said the video is meant “to represent the song visually while these agents and inspectors kept missing the metaphysical wonder around them.”
“It felt like a warm step out into overlapping friendships after an unexpected hibernation,” Bangs told People. “George seemed to draw interesting musicians, comedians, and personalities into his world, and that spirit felt like it was happening around us throughout the shoot.”
(Photo: The Harrison Family)
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