Everything Everything has released a new video for “Supernormal.” Created by band member Jonathan Higgs, the video for “Supernormal” is a testament to his’ newfound digital animation skills; crafted and refined throughout the global pandemic, using software such as Blender, Mixamo, and MakeHuman.
From Jonathan Higgs:
“At this point I’d learned texturing, modelling, rigging, animating, how virtual cameras and lights work, so the path to creating ‘Supernormal’ was a matter of putting it all together, alongside some new experiments in physics simulations. The idea was to make dozens of tiny, explosive shots of action, ugly and extreme naked characters being distorted, surreal objects and animals, over-saturated colours, bright lights; all these impossible, grotesque images coming at you far too fast to comprehend. I adjusted and experimented until I saw things that excited or disgusted me, then repeated the process over and over again until I was satisfied.”
“‘Supernormal’ is about supernormal stimuli; highly exaggerated triggers that create a stronger reaction in us than evolution ever intended. Our animal brains can’t help but reach for the bigger, brighter, tastier, sexier, bloodier, more intense experiences. I wanted to create an extremely overwhelming experience in this song and video, it’s about being a slave to our instincts no matter how extreme they become.”
RE-ANIMATOR is the band’s fifth album was created in two stages. A year of writing and demoing was followed by two weeks recording at RAK last December with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, David Byrne). He complemented the band’s back-to-basics nature by encouraging them to record quickly and decisively. It’s a looser, organic sound that heightens their focus on the fundamentals of songwriting.
Everything Everything celebrated the release of the album by playing two innovative virtual reality concert events. The ‘Everything Everything: Virtual RE-ANIMATOR shows heralded a new standard in the world of interactive music events. The band’s set was complemented by a range of visual elements, drawing on the video content and aesthetic of the RE-ANIMATOR campaign, as well as aspects that were inspired by their first four albums. Fans also embraced its interactive real-time experiences, which allowed them to meet the band and other fans, wear virtual merch and even fly around the virtual amphitheatre environment.
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