Avey Tare, one of the main vocalists and creative forces in the psychedelic group Animal Collective has just released a new video for “Ms. Secret.”
“Ms. Secret” comes from his excellent new solo album Eucalyptus, which dropped back in July. The album features a return to more the ambient-acoustic sounds from earlier Animal Collective records. It’s a beautiful, strange, and scaled down LP from one of the best modern musicians.
The video itself is a beautifully animated collage directed by Jack Kubizne. Kubizne previously directed a video for another Avey Tare track, 2010’s “Oliver Twist.”
Kubizne is clearly excited to be collaborating with Avey Tare again. Alongside the new video, he’s shared this statement:
“Over the years, friends and complete strangers have shared with me their feelings about the last video I worked on for Dave; that it felt and looked like a home away from home within the song. I’m honored and grateful to once again help create a place that would have never existed without the sonic worlds Dave has conjured up, while also feeling like it’s someplace special I can always visit. I hope these sights and sounds invite you to do the same.
The coral and nautical motifs found throughout the album along with the shades of the Oregon dusk and dawn where I witnessed the total eclipse this year were the initial seeds for the concept which evolved with help from an amazing crew. To be able to share these visions with everybody and especially anyone who loves the band and its many forms is major for me as these guys have been a huge inspiration ever since I began animating.”
Pick up a copy of Eucalyptus here.
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