NEW MUSIC | ATTWALPA | WORDS BY BRAD SKED
Hooking up with animator and illustrators Alex Gamsu Jenkins and Joe Taylor, Attawalpa have shared the video for Done Hanging On, and it might be the video of the year. With mind-blowing visuals, Done Hanging On is a psychedelic marvel. If you’re a fan of the animation and visuals of The Fantastic Planet or the criminally underrated Netflix spectacle The Midnight Gospel, this will be for you.
Attawalpa outlines, “Visually, I wanted something in between Duncan Trussel’s fantastic Midnight Gospel and Simpsons episode El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (if you know you know)“.
Musically it’s a beautiful and technicoloured psychedelic pop fantasyland, complete with a heady spread of glam. Soaked in rhythms harvested straight from speckled and starlit skies – while being coiled in a brilliant krautrock-esque bassline – Attawalpa’s create a psychotropic adventure.
On the video’s creative process, animator and illustrator Alex Gamsu Jenkins and Joe Taylor state, “ think we pretty much decided to follow the lyrics of the song but in a very surreal way. There isn’t so much an overall narrative, it’s more like a dream-like sequence of images moving in time with the song.” Find Attawalpa on Spotify here.