What do you get when you mix a fun animated song with some great artistic representation? The Frog Eyes’ new video for “Joe With The Jam”.
“Joe With The Jam” is a unique song with different lyrics that all result in types of characterization. What is really cool about this video is that it takes the characters from the songs and really brings them to life artistically as sketches. Not only do we have Joe with the jam, but Shane with the sauce and Jane with the saw. The animation in the video is very well done and the style connects well with the track.
While that’s pretty cool, the video itself is beautiful. Animated music videos always have to go the extra mile to connect with viewers, and “Joe With The Jam” does just that. They take their imagination to the next level with this video!
The track has some great melodies, some even greater string instruments and immense vocal control. You have to give it to Frog Eyes for really doing this one right, and clearly having fun with it. This video and track give a great sneak peak as to what we might see off their new album, Pickpocket Locket, out August 28th.
Frog Eyes recently performed at the Brooklyn Vegan Showcase in Austin, Texas this past March.
What makes the group unique is they have a surefire way of creating and telling a story in their songs. This is shown in their personal touches in songs; something the listeners won’t just glance over. We love seeing how artists not only take on the role of producing new material for their audience, but incorporating a message and their own passion for what they do.
The imaginative language in the lyrics of “Joe With The Jam” highlight just that storytelling they do so well. In order to avoid falling into the hole of “generalization” in music, Frog Eyes have taken to focusing on the important things of the track without all of the additives. They do a great job at it too – “Joe With The Jam” has a simple video that draws us in both artistically and audibly.
Get ready to fall in love with the creative style Frog Eyes has brought with the video for “Joe With The Jam”. Catch a glimpse of what the new album might have in store for us! For a band that is known for their ability to tell a tale with their work, we can’t wait to see how they use their talents to do so in their new album.
You can see Frog Eyes’ new video for “Joe With The Jam” here!