Following a previously released audio sample for Tame Impala‘s “Cause I’m A Man,” the Australian band has now employed the distinct style of visual artist Weirdcore to produce the track’s accompanying video. Recognized for the outstanding face mapping visuals he did for Aphex Twin during London’s LED Festival, LA-Based Weirdcore has modeled the clip in a familiar style that is true to his namesake. Although clustered by a number of floating insignia and inanimate objects, the video’s trippy, multi-layered vibe transcends through the stages of a headless, suit-wearing man’s love affair. With the ups and downs being annotated by objects such as falling drug capsules and spiraling three-dimensional wedding cakes. Interestingly, the focal character adopts a number of graphical heads throughout the video, all indicative of a different mood and stage in his love affair. Weirdcore explains how the clip came to:
Visually for me, the video is like a kind of homage to Hipgnosis artwork, as I feel Tame Impala’s music is suited to that look and feel. Tame Impala’s new artwork was a great inspiration for the vibe of it. I happily threw in as many artwork cameos as I could from that. Technically the constant moving camera was an ideal way to show near non-moving scenarios, long takes and minimal editing is something I’m always into doing. This is the first 3D video I’ve made where none of the 3D was modeled for it. All assets were either bought/found/acquired/customized from various sources, so it’s a bit like a 3D collage.