While we still have “Pedestrian At Best” playing on a loop inside our heads, and probably will until Barnett plays Newport Folk Fest this summer, it’s the right time to start going deeper into the Australian songwriter’s masterful album, and new single “Dead Fox” provides a nice portal though animation and visual stimulation. That fox, after all, is smoking a cig.
“We liked how politically loaded and conversational the lyrics are. We wanted the animation to have a stylistic and organic look, hence most of the drawings were done on paper rather than digitally. To further compliment the lyrics, we thought it would be funny to have the animals in the video look as cynical as possible, as if they’d had enough with how humans are treating them.”