Production Company: Nexus Direction and Design: Nicolas Ménard Executive Producer: Luke Youngman Producer: Beccy McCray Production Co-ordinator: Natalie Henry Editing: Nicolas Ménard
Animation Crew: Nicolas Ménard Anne-Louise Erambert James Hatley Isaac Holland With thanks to: Lara Lee, for translation Track: Illuminate Artist: Tourist feat. Years and Years Label: Polydor Commissioner: Emily Tedrake & Jacob Robinson
Music video by Tourist performing Illuminate. (C) 2014 Tourist Recordings Limited, under exclusive license to Polydor Records (a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd).
London producer Tourist has shared a video for his Years & Years-featuring track “Illuminate,” which came out last month. The trippy video was animated by Nicolas Ménard and tells a story of sorts in geometric patterns, inspired by experimental Japanese artists like Yuichi Yokoyama and retro video games. We start by following a pair of hands down a series of seemingly unending hallways that are marked by shimmering and fuzzy squares, and things get more chaotic as it continues, adding in colors and some other cool effects. “It’s been a real blast to direct Tourist’s ’Illuminate’ music video. Not only because it’s such a playful, awesome sounding track, but also because Will was keen to jump straight into the weird abstract universe I’d suggested,” Ménard said in a press release. “It’s also been really fun to play with the idea of translating a poem into Korean; a little metaphor for miscommunication in a relationship. I’m looking forward to seeing whether people dig out those cryptic messages.. -- Stereogum
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