Apparatjik & Lowell "The Birds" (video)

Apparatjik & Lowell 'The Birds' (video)
Apparatjik is a European supergroup featuring Jonas Bjerre of Mew, Guy Berryman of Coldplay, Magne Furuholmen of A-ha and Swedish producer Martin Terefe, and they teamed up with Canadian singer Lowell for last year's collaborative album If You Can, Solve This Jumble. As Lowell prepares to play Sled Island in Calgary this week, she has released a video for the Apparatjik-quipped track "The Birds."

The song is an atmospheric ballad featuring plunking electric piano, soft vocal coos and moody background overdubs. The accompanying video is a stop-motion clip which was hand-animated by Lowell. It shows growing trees and flowers, and the images occasionally get dark and chaotic. It reportedly took the singer hundreds of hours to finish and crashed her computer upon completion.

Check out the video below, where you can also see all Lowell's upcoming tour stops.

Tour dates:

6/20 Calgary, AB - Common Wealth Bar & Stage *
6/22 Calgary, AB - Olympic Plaza ^
6/29 Flø, Norway - Go With The Flø Art Festival  
6/30 Flø, Norway - Go With The Flø Art Festival 
8/15 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop

* with the Besnard Lakes
^ with Mac DeMarco, the Dodos, the Thermals, Akron/Family, the Jesus and Mary Chain