What is up Internet people!? You may have noticed that there has been no EOW over the past week but don’t worry, I haven’t forgot about you, I’ve just been mad busy working on something for my own site. Either way I am back and I feel good! So you know what I am gonna say right? It’s that time again…time for your bi-weekly dive into the deep end of trippy and twisted animation with Eyes Open Wide.
The video this time is a promo for Holy Ghosts! track – “Some Children” featuring Michael McDonald. Ok, this may not be the most trippy video in the world, but any excuse to see Michael McDonald as a bearded Cyclops singing is good enough for me. This is another one of those animations that focuses heavily on the centre of the screen and features a lot of shape shifting and scene changing. It’s mainly black and white but that just makes the colour that appears more noticeable. It was directed by lilfuchs and produced by Jason DeMarco.
Holy Ghost! are Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, a synthpop duo from Brooklyn, New York. The track ‘Some Children’ is featured on their self-titled album but enough about them… Michael McDonald! If you are having trouble thinking of who Michael McDonald is you may remember him from the South Park movie where he sung the song – ‘Through The Eyes Of a Child’ (classic!). His smooth 70’s/80’s pop rock flow mixes perfectly with the duo’s synths and new age funk. The full track (without animation) can be found on YouTube as well.
Don’t fall off the world… and when you’re through to the other side, remember to keep your Eyes open Wide!