Andy Shauf "The Magician" (video)

Andy Shauf "The Magician" (video)
Regina songsmith Andy Shauf's The Party is another couple of months away, but the singer-songwriter is mesmerizing us ahead of time with a music video. Following an audio stream of the set's "The Magician," the song has now been given a whimsically weird video treatment.

Directed by Winston Hacking, the short film finds Shauf's mug surrounded by morphing cut-and-paste visuals, which make him the singing centre of a fungal exhibit, a faceless mountain wanderer and part of a food-styled tableaux with a woman wearing a pair of ice cream sundaes.

In a statement, Hacking said of his intentions: "My mom gave me a bunch of old postcards from my grandparents' collection — they were the starting point for the idea and became the backdrop to the video."

You can see the demented découpage piece down below, while The Party rings out in full May 20 via Arts & Crafts/Anti-.