Published Jul 18, 2017Chad VanGaalen recently revealed he would be coming back into our lives with the new album Light Information. And while we've already heard its "Old Heads," the Calgary songwriter has now rolled out a video for another new album track, "Pine and Clover."
The animated video stars a shapeshifter, of all things, though one born without the ability to form memories. As a press release explains, this eventually leads to no sense of self — or as VanGaalen puts it: "This is what humans will end up being, or possibly have been."
The clip, also done by VanGaalen, features a combination of hand-drawn animation (cell animation), claymation and paperless 2D animation.
"The style and economy of the animation is governed by my ability to sit in a chair and draw for as long as I possibly can without being distracted by my beautiful vegetable garden," VanGaalen explained in a statement. "Because of the garden and its beauty, I have been inspired to make most of the environments similar to what I see in the garden, so needless to say there is a lot of lettuce."
Watch the video for yourself below.
Light Information will arrive through Sub Pop/Flemish Eye on September 8. That same day, VanGaalen's beloved 2005 debut Infiniheart will be reissued on vinyl as well.
As previously reported, VanGaalen has a series of upcoming tour dates, and you can see them all here.