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Watch This: 'Chemicals' By Joseph Wallace

Award-winning British Animator Joseph Wallace is back with a new animated music video. Wallace has won plaudits for his short Natural Disaster and the music video for the Sparks track Edif Piaf (Said It Better Than Me). Now Wallace is returning to the paper cutout animation technique used in Natural Disaster for his latest music video, Chemicals.

Chemicals is the solo debut from Canadian musician Parker Bossley, formerly of the band Hot Hot Heat. The collage animation style allows Bossley himself to feature in the promo, which sees him journey into bizarre landscapes and transform into various animals.

Surreal and often beautiful, it's influenced by Lewis Carrol (Alice in Wonderland). It also can't help but recall the work of Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam, who is perhaps the most prominent filmmaker to employ the cutout style.

"I wanted to take the song’s themes and create a metaphor exploring the animalistic instincts of lust and desire, predator and prey," said Wallace. "It was a very playful, responsive process improvising around the found imagery and my interpretations of the lyrics."

The video was animated at Wallace's new studio,  Hangar Puppet Animation Studio in Bristol, UK. It was directed by Wallace and animated by Wallace and Marie Lechevallier. Wallace is currently working on a new short film, scheduled to be released in the summer of 2019.

For more of Wallace's work check out his website. The single Chemicals is available to stream or download on all major music platforms now.


Chemicals - Parker Bossley (official music video) from Joseph Wallace on Vimeo.


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See Joseph Wallace's previous music video, below.


Sparks - Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) (official music video) from Joseph Wallace on Vimeo.

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