Microsoft Internet Explorer Commercial – More Beautiful Web

Song in Commercial - Alex Clare - on

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Artist: Alex Clare
Song: Too Close

Too Close - The Lateness of the Hour

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Internet Explorer Commercial Description

2012 commercial for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 web browser, showing different ways you can use it. The commercial starts out with text on the screen saying:

a more beautiful web is….

a story

We then see someone reading an interactive version of the book Jack & The Beanstalk in their Internet Explorer 9 browser.


We see the Bing search page and a lizard walking up a branch as the background, then it switches to animated night skyline.


We see someone using an online image editor in Internet Explorer 9 using what appears to be a DevionArt web application.

high definition

We see part of the movie Iron Man 2, viewed in high definition.


We see a 3d rendering of a car spinning around.


We see a clip from the game “Cut The Rope”.

sites you love one click away

We see a Facebook icon being clicked and opening up in Internet Explorer 9.

More About Artist & Song

Alex Claire is a singer/songwriter from London, England. The first time I recall hearing about him was several years ago when he dated Amy Winehouse for awhile. His song “Too Close” is featured on his debut studio album “The Lateness of The Hour”. I’m listening to the album on Rdio right now. I like it, it’s not quite what I expected because this song in the IE9 commercial has more of a dubstep feel to it, while the album doesn’t really. It’s definitely worth checking out.

Text on Screen

“amazingly fast” -The New York Times
“simply stunning” -Conceivably Tech
“IE9 will change the web forever” -Digital Trends
Welcome to a more beautiful web.
Internet Explorer

Song Lyrics in Ad

Which way is right, which way is wrong
How do I say that I need to move on
You know we have is separate way

And it feels like I am just too close to love you
There’s nothing I can really say
I can’t lie no more, I can’t hide no more
Got to be true to myself
And it feels like I am just too close to love you

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