In the belly of Manhattan every type of everybody is living on top of each other, swarming in and out of each other’s lives. Sometimes, a lot of the time, you’re face-to-face with these people and moments later you wouldn’t have noticed. Even living there, somehow you barely know the half of it, I didn’t.
Thomas Wirthensohn made a film we love, Homme Less. It follows a close neighbour of mine at the time, Mark, a neighbour I never met, but inevitably we’d have brushed shoulders several times. Mark is one of the many men that make New York what it is, and Thomas’ film is a perfect portrait of the beast that the city is. He kindly used his footage and put it against our song Tompkins Square Park, also the neighbourhood in which Mark and I lived.