Band releases first new single in five years complete with rhythmic orchestral grooves and eerily mouthless model villagers.
Conceived, written and animated in 14 days by director Chris Hopewell and his Jackknife studio, whose “crazy girl gang” shown below produced all the puppets and props in 6 days, Burn the Witch may be the first track of Radiohead’s upcoming ninth studio album, which was mysteriously announced to fans this past weekend in a leaflet sent via mail. Check out the video and Instagram posts from Jackknife and noted artist and Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood!
So I guess we just made a Radiohead video! It's for their new track 'Burn the Witch'. Thank you all for your kind words - it does mean a lot to know it's going down well. The whole video was conceived, designed, built and animated in 14 days, we finished last Thursday. I am immensely proud of everyone that worked their asses off on it - for many of them it was their first film. I shall introduce them in later posts... But for now thank you! You where all bloody brilliant!!! Big love to you all! #Radiohead #burnthewitch #musicvidio
Here's the crazy girl gang that made the Radiohead video happen! These ladies worked day and night to produce the puppets and props in just 6 days! This film would not have happened without their beautiful work. So proud of you guys! Thank you - I owe you many beers! #shortfilm #musicvidio #burnthewitch #Radiohead @radiohead
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.