Directed and animated by Enis Cisic and Toni Huml

The much celebrated Barenaked Ladies have released an incredible animated video for new single ‘New Disaster’, taken from new album Detour de Force out 16th July.

The video was drawn by Marvel comics illustrator Enis Cisic, and was the artist behind the award-winning comic book “The Secret of Nikola Tesla”, then animated by Toni Huml who has worked on multiple award-winning music videos, animated short forms, and feature film VFX.

Frontman Ed Robertson says ’New Disaster’, “It is about the distraction of modern politics coupled with the pressures of the 24-hour news cycle, which is so sensational, un-vetted and un-researched. It seemed like the Nostradamus predictions of new disaster were getting worse and worse, even after we recorded the song.”

The music video tells the story of the quintessential family watching the news, where the mother and father are hypnotized by the TV screen and the son by his phone screen.  The screens are showing chaos and destruction in the 24-hour news style, with an antagonistic anchorman and aggressive advertising, complete with nods to films like Dr.Strangelove and They Live.  However, the little girl sees past the screen and her spell is broken by the music of Barenaked Ladies. She becomes a part of the music and brings that joy back to the living room and liberates the hypnosis of the rest of her family.

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Directed and animated by Enis Cisic and Toni Huml The much celebrated Barenaked Ladies have released an incredible animated video for new single ‘New Disaster’, taken from new album Detour de Force out 16th July. The video was drawn by Marvel comics illustrator Enis Cisic, and was the artist behind the award-winning comic book “The Secret of Nikola Tesla”, then...