Nick Waterhouse Bends It in FIFA 14 Commercial
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse seems like an unlikely candidate to spread the word about the latest edition of one of the world’s most popular sports video games. He dresses like it’s still 1957 and sings jagged indie rock that’s as far from the stadiums as you can get. Plus, he doesn’t look like he’s bent it or anything like Victoria Beckham, let alone David Beckham, his entire life.
But there’s his song ‘Some Place’ fueling the minute-long clip for EA Sports’ upcoming ‘FIFA 14′ video game. The track comes from Waterhouse’s 2010 debut album ‘Time’s All Gone.’
The ‘We Are FIFA 14′ clip stars world soccer stars Lionel Messi (from Barcelona), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) and Javier Hernández Balcázar (Manchester United) racing across a desert on sofas, chairs and beds as they play the new game. For some reason, rapper Drake is there too.
Not much really happens here as the stars, racing alongside some other people who aren’t worth millions, play ‘FIFA 14′ on giant screens suspended in midair. It’s actually kind of annoying, as Waterhouse’s generic guitar rocker — like its creator, ‘Some Place’ could have come from a decade long before you were born — adds a lotta noise to the already chaotic scene.
The song was also used in the 2012 romantic comedy ‘Save the Date,’ which nobody saw. The ‘FIFA’ franchise has a better history than any of the movie’s stars, so we’re guessing Waterhouse has gotten more exposure over the past week or so from the commercial than from the movie over the past year. And seriously: Can somebody please tell us why Drake is there?