The Smile have today released their brand-new, stop-motion animated video for ‘Thin Thing’, taken from the band’s upcoming debut album A Light For Attracting Attention, which is out this Friday 13 May digitally and 17 June physically, via XL Recordings / Remote Control. Watch below!
The video was directed by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña and took the pair six months to make. Speaking about the video, they say:
“Hearing the song for the first time, we imagined a frenetic fluid that carries machines, pieces of human bodies and carnivorous plants. When presenting the idea to the band, Thom told us about a dream that made him write the song. We believe the video is the conjunction of these two things.”
The Smile, comprising Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have previously released the singles ‘You Will Never Work in Television Again’, ‘The Smoke’, ‘Skrting On The Surface’, ‘Pana-vision’ and ‘Free In The Knowledge’ to critical acclaim.