About a month ago, indie pop outfit CHVRCHES teamed up with Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams for an inspirational, ‘get-over-it’ track titled, “Bury It.” The joint anthem originated from a 2015 Nashville performance when Williams, a longtime CHVRCHES friend, performed the song with the Scottish trio. It went so well that they recorded it and released it as a lyric video, complete with tantalizing cover art of the foursome in stunning 2D animation. Today, the band elaborated on that image and released a full-fledged animated video.
In the clip (above), CHVRCHES is hanging out on a Manhattan-looking rooftop (complete with the household detritus that oft adorns them). They channel some telekinetic powers and send the debris flying through the air before passing it off to Williams, who’s standing on an adjacent rooftop. Like a badass, she manipulates the collection of objects into a makeshift staircase and bridges the gap to join her ad-hoc bandmates. They then proceed to fly around and generally have a great time with their newfound abilities.
The video, as Pitchfork reports, was created by frequent collaborator Jamie McKelvie and animated by Mighty Nice. McKelvie commented on the project in a press release:
“Music has always had a big influence on my work, and making a music video seemed like a natural progression of that. Getting the opportunity to work on this video with such great collaborators – CHVRCHES, Hayley Williams, and Mighty Nice – meant the reality turned out even better than I’d imagined.”
CHVRCHES’ Iain Cook added:
“Ever since Jamie McKelvie began working with us on CHVRCHES poster designs, we have been discussing ways in which we could further our creative relationship. His work on comics such as Phonogram, Young Avengers, and most recently The Wicked + The Divine have cemented his reputation as one of the most unique and exciting artists.”
“Bury It” originally appeared on CHVRCHES’s 2015 album, Every Open Eye. Check out the new video and let us know what you think in the comments below.