Brooklyn based Yeasayer have released a new music video “Silly Me” from their latest album Amen & Goodbye on Mute. Yeasayer blend experimental rock with psychedelic pop and an oddly dark tone.
“Silly Me” is a prequel to Yeasayer’s first music video from Amen & Goodbye “I Am Chemistry”. It follows the same story line and shares the same style. Music video director Mike Anderson explains the odd visuals, “We use a pretty unique approach; pretty much everything in every frame is handmade and hand-painted. We then 3D scan all of it, bringing it into the computer so it’s entirely recreated digitally. We record motion-capture of performers and apply the data to the characters for the animation. The lighting is all done in the computer. So while the final product is ostensibly CGI, nearly everything you’re seeing is a digital record of something we directed or fabricated in real-life. Best of all worlds.”
Something about this video brings to mind Tool’s claymation videos such as “Sober”. Yeasayer have long been releasing well crafted, artistic music videos that are always a bit weird. You can catch Yeasayer on tour now in North America and Europe.