David Knopfler, the British musician, and songwriter has recently published a live music video of his song “When Grandpapa Sailed”. David Knopfler shared the video on his official YouTube channel on March 9th, 2023.
The music video features David playing the piano in a black-and-white format, accompanied by scenes that enhance the emotional impact of the song. Andrew Johnstone, who has worked with David on several occasions, filmed and directed the video.
Originally written and recorded in 1985, “When Grandpapa Sailed” is a song that is very close to David’s heart. David was inspired to write the song by his grandfather, who immigrated to America from Europe. He included this version of the song on his latest CD, “Skating on the Lake“.
The music video is almost six minutes in length and captures the essence of the song beautifully. The lyrics are poignant and powerful, and the melody is hauntingly beautiful. David’s vocals and piano playing are exceptional, and the black-and-white format of the video adds a timeless quality to the performance.
David Knopfler fans around the world are sure to welcome the release of this music video. It showcases his talents as a songwriter, musician, and performer, and is a fitting tribute to his grandfather and the immigrant experience.
In a world where music videos have become increasingly commercialized and formulaic, it is refreshing to see an artist like David Knopfler create a video that is both artistic and authentic. We encourage you to watch the video below and enjoy this amazing performance by David Knopfler.