The song features on recent album 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit'
Courtney Barnett has unveiled an animated video for her song ‘Dead Fox’.
The track is lifted from the Australian singer-songwriter’s recent album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’, with this clip directed and animated by Rory Kerr and Paul Ruttledge. The video features an animated Barnett, as well as a number of animals driving cars, including a homicidal chain-smoking fox.
“We liked how politically loaded and conversational the lyrics are,” the directors say of the video. “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.”
Watch the video for ‘Dead Fox’ below.
Barnett recently described the emotional upheaval behind her debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ which was released earlier this year. The LP is technically Barnett’s first album, however, two of her EPs (‘I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris’ and ‘How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose’) were put out together as ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’ in 2014.
Speaking to NME, the Australian singer-songwriter spoke about her album and how it reflected the last year of her life. She said: “The album is a general overview of essentially a year of emotions – 12 months of fucking every day day, up, down, up, down. I dunno what a normal person has, but everyday I had a midlife crisis.”
Barnett and her band play their biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Forum on November 25 with gigs in Wolverhampton, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Bristol also confirmed.
Courtney Barnett will play:
London The Forum (November 25)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (27)
Manchester The Ritz (30)
Liverpool O2 Academy (December 1)
Glasgow O2 ABC (2)
Bristol O2 Academy (4)