The Chemical Brothers unveil new video for Beck collaboration ‘Wide Open’ – watch

Clip sees dancer undergo CGI transformation

The Chemical Brothers have unveiled a new video for their Beck collaboration ‘Wide Open’.

The track, which appears on their 2015 album ‘Born In Echoes’, sees a dancer performing in a warehouse before her body undergoes a CGI transformation.

It was directed by long term collaborators Dom & Nic, which they described as “merging the mechanical and organic, having been inspired by procedural cellular structures” and creating “a full CG model of the dancer, Sonoya Mizuno, comprising of 107 individual anatomic rigs”.


You can watch the video below. Entering the UK album chart at Number One, ‘Born In The Echoes’ became the dance duo’s sixth Number One album, equalling the record for the most Number One albums by a dance act. It follows on from their 2010 album ‘Further’.

Ed Simons announced before the release of the album that he would no longer be touring as part of the electronic outfit.

He said at the time: “I have committed to academic pursuits over the last few years so I won’t be able to be part of the live show. It’s been a really difficult decision but it doesn’t work for me to be away from home for the periods of time touring requires.”

He continued: “The academic work I’m continuing with is too meaningful for me to break from right now. I’m really excited to see how the new show looks and on the plus side, one day I will get to see a Chemical Brothers show from the audience’s perspective.”

Bandmate Tom Rowlands has been touring their current album with the group’s long-term visual collaborator Adam Smith.