Lucius’ new face-melting music video for the track “Gone Insane” was created by director Nathan Johnson and it’s a live stop-motion clip using people, prosthetics, and 3,000 still photographs.
“Bands don’t make videos like this anymore,” Johnson says. “Often, you’ve got a day to shoot, but this was a month-long project, and Jess ad Holly were so committed to this ridiculous, full-on approach that included 20 hours in a makeup chair and four grueling days in front of the stop-motion rig. Definitely the most insane video we’ve done,” Johnson adds. “
“Gone Insane” appears on Lucius’ latest album Good Grief. Watch the full video BELOW:
Of the video vocalist Jess Wolfe says, “The video was inspired by a dream I had…The idea of perception and illusion and perspective, dysmorphia… All driving me a bit crazy. Holly [Laessig] took that concept and added to it… a mannequin, a spinning room, and thousands of photographs our vision came to life.”
Good Grief was produced by Shawn Everett (Weezer and The Alabama Shakes) and Lucius with Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Kiss and Pink Floyd). The album was mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele and Beck). The new music follows the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, Wildewoman, The New York Times praised the record for its “luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies,” and the album was incorporated in various 2013 year end lists including, Rolling Stone, NPR and Paste.
The band is lead by its co-founders and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig accompanied by multi-instrumentalists Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish and Dan Molad. Wolfe and Laessig met in 2005 while attending Berklee College of Music. Since forming, Lucius has toured extensively, playing headline shows worldwide, as well as major festival appearances including Reading and Leeds, Bonnaroo, End Of the Road, Lollapalooza, Pukklepop and Rock En Seine.
Lucius are currently on an extensive tour of America until the end of September 2016 and will be back in the UK playing at Latitude Festival in July.