Electronic artist Robert DeLong has teamed up with Canadian artist Lights and released a new song, along with an animated music video. The song is called “Did it to Myself” and the animated short is directed by Diego Lozano. The news was announced on Robert DeLong’s Twitter handle:
— Robert DeLong (@DeLongMusic) June 25, 2021
The music video’s animation is reminiscent of a lot of those 1990s cartoons that were made for adults, and the style is similar to John K’s animations (Ren & Stimpy, The Ripping Friends.) The trippy 1960s psychedelic atmosphere in the background is certainly true of that. The song itself is fun and upbeat, though the lyrics are a little bit serious. With a song title such as, “Did it To Myself,” it’s not surprising that the lyrics are more thought-provoking about the actions one would take to keep up appearances (in this case, a romantic notion of an idealized partner, perhaps one that isn’t particularly good for you).
Photo Credit: Mehreen Rizvi.