Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has shared the new animated video for her latest single, ‘Dead Fox’ taken from her debut album, ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit’.
Directed and animated by Irish talents Rory Kerr and Paul Ruttledge, the zany video is visually exciting, comical and gory while keeping in tune with Barnett’s conversational, politically minded lyrics. It features a chain-smoking fox, an emu driving a fruit and veg truck and a tattooed shark among other quirky, Aussie animals tearing up the the road wacky races style.
Barnett uses the large trucks criss-crossing the country as an allegory for the destructive powers of corporate greed in Australia which the animators have captured in a unique and wonderfully abstract way.
Said the animators:
“We liked how politically loaded and conversational the lyrics are. We wanted the animation to have a stylistic and organic look, hence most of the drawings were done on paper rather than digitally. To further compliment the lyrics, we thought it would be funny to have the animals in the video look as cynical as possible, as if they’d had enough with how humans are treating them.”
Watch the video below :