I'm increasingly a sucker for illustration, and I just love the roving static shots in this video, as well as the art it slowly scans. In fact, I think I like those shots more than the animation, though the simplicity of it is often cute. Then again, what artist wants their work to be called cute?
The song that accompanies the video (or perhaps I have that backwards) could also be called cute, though given its quality and its slight tinge of melancholy, I'd rather call it sweet and sentimental. The track - "Love Song for Buddy" by Champaign, IL's Headlights - is also quite good, featuring a simple structure, both lyrically and musically, with a graceful, lulling lilt. This could be a song played during an otherwise silent sledding scene in an indie romantic drama. For now, though, it is the lead track from the band's recently released third record, Wildlife.
3 years ago