Exclusively premiering on Spindle, we got to ask Jacob Perlmutter why he chose this medium for this video of the same title, “I felt a hand-drawn animated video would illustrate the naive romance and nostalgia of the song better than live visuals. I’ve always wanted to produce an animation and this was a perfect opportunity.
The crossover in art, illustration and music is perfectly crystallised in the form of a music video. It’s a short film that tells a story using music as the backbone, which then allows for an impressionistic visual spin, that in this case is enhanced by the use of hand-drawn frames.
I was always taught “the story belongs to the person who tells it best” – and in this case, I feel the hand-drawn animation owns the best version of this simple, yet deeply soulful song.
There is naivety in romance. There is naivety in hand-drawn animation. Voilà; synergy.”