Fleet Foxes shares animated stop-motion music video for ‘Featherweight’
Fleet Foxes shared the music video for “Featherweight”, marking exactly one year since the release of their surprise album “Shore”.
The animated stop-motion clip was directed by frontman Robin Pecknold’s brother, Sean, and follows a bird struggling to take flight. The animation was provided by Eileen Kohlhepp.
Sean has worked on a number of Fleet Foxes music videos in the past, including “Can I Believe You” and “White Winter Hymnal”.
“When I made the first Fleet Foxes video using the clay stop-motion, I fell in love with the tactile quality of the technique and never looked back,” Sean said in a statement. .
“There is something really special about creating animation in the real world. The process is more physical and immediate than clicking a mouse and having red eyes.
Watch the clip for ‘Featherweight’ below:
NME gave ‘Shore’ four stars upon its release, describing it as “a soft and luminous look at life in the face of death.” The band performed tracks from the album for an NPR Tiny Desk gig earlier this year.
Earlier this year, Robin teamed up with Big Red Machine’s Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon on their latest album “How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?”, Contributing vocals to the track “Phoenix” alongside Anaïs Mitchell.