The singer teamed up with visual artist Rebecca Hendin for his latest video.
Sam Duckworth has also announced a string of live shows this autumn with a full live band in tow.
A special collaboration with World Illustration Awards winning and currently 2018 Creativepool awards shortlisted artist Rebecca Hendin, the Animate video takes us into a hybrid world where the natural and technological fiercely collide and compete for your attention.
In the video, the viewer watches on as a solitary figure traverses across a 2-D landscape resembling reality, yet invaded by swarms of emoticons, plagued with sensory-overloading computer coding and littered with electronic devices poised to distract.
Speaking about the video, Hendin says: “The Animate video shows a flowering world of colour and beauty obscured by a factory-line cityscape of greyscale modernity- phones and technology and social media and the perpetual static engulfing us. The digital noise switches off during the chorus to show an expanse of colour, always there if you choose to notice- if only you look past the static. Ultimately in the animation, the world of noise overtakes the world of colour, and the video ends in a sea of grey and glitches. Cheerful, I know.”
A captivating visual accompaniment for a song all about the disconnect that technology can perhaps pertain to, Get Cape AKA Sam Duckworth offers us his own added context here with regard to the piece’s score: “Animate is a song about taking a step back, drinking in the view. In a world of rushing around sometimes the long way is the best way. More peaceful, more beautiful, less rushed. I’m a huge fan of animation, the attention to detail and the endeavour of the human hand. It allows new worlds to be created and for imaginative takes on the present. The song is called animate because of the belief that sometimes its just best to do it by hand, with time and attention to detail. Rebecca Hendin is one of my favourite illustrators. She did an absolutely incredible job of my Recreations album artwork and I’m absolutely made up that she agreed to do the artwork and video for this single.”
Washed in a hazy reverb and bejewelled with sequinned synthesiser lines, sonically Animate is a mellow, reflective and joyous new single to soundtrack the sleepy awakening of Spring and one of the finest cuts from his Young Adult album which is out now on Xtra Mile Recordings.
Here’s where you can see Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. live this autumn:
4 October – Engine Shed, Lincoln
5 October – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
6 October – Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
7 October – O2 ABC2, Glasgow
9 October – Think Tank, Newcastle
10 October – Brudenell Social, Leeds
11 October – The Cookie, Leicester
14 October – O2 Academy3, Birmingham
15 October – O2 Academy2, Oxford
16 October – Joiners, Southampton
17 October – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
19 October -Islington Assembly Hall, London