New Internet Explorer TV commercial featuring Alex Clare

Tonight we are releasing a new Internet Explorer TV commercial celebrating the beauty of the web.

We recently got to work with some really awesome friends that shared a similar passion towards celebrating the artists who are helping to unleash a more beautiful web. The spot you see above features the work of Keith Rivers, a Seattle-based filmmaker who became part of our team for this project, and Alex Clare, a British singer-songwriter, whose music has been on repeat in our cars and offices for the past two months.

If you want to read more about Alex and his inspiration, click over to the Microsoft News Center where we got a few more details from Alex about his creative process and music. We want to thank our friends Alex and Keith for sharing their passion, vision and work with us over the past few months.

Just around one year ago, with the release of Internet Explorer 9, we started talking about the idea of unleashing a more beautiful web. It’s been fun and sometimes pretty dazzling to see what designers, developers, and artists have created over the past year. IE9 with Windows 7 really did mark a departure from the past in so many ways. It has allowed developers to transform the web we all love into something that is rich, fast, and more creative than any of us could have imagined when we started this journey. It has been a pretty inspiring year, and yet in many ways, the best is yet to come.

As we celebrate nearly one year of IE9 I invite you to turn your speakers up, hit play, and get inspired to experience a more beautiful web with IE9.

Ryan Gavin, General Manager, Internet Explorer