Stealing Sheep reveal a dopamine-driven video for their new single ‘Show Love’, created by Korean animator Gyuri Cloe Lee. The video is a stop-motion treat for the eyes, featuring overly-saturated colour schemes and a stream of consciousness animation style, depicting modern life chaos, bombardment from self-improvement ads, and the excitement of cheap thrills from instant gratification.
“We heard about Gyuri through our friend Ewan Jones Morris, who recently worked with her on a video for John Grant’s ‘He’s Got His Mother’s Hips’ and we loved her acid colour schemes and her surreal stream of consciousness style,” the band say.
“We’ve been collaborating with lots of women on this new album and we want a strong female energy in the music and visuals, so finding a female director for this was really important. “We also wanted someone who worked with this celluloid hand drawn style that combined with more digital aesthetics – colour gradients and stop motion – it’s a perfect match for the song ‘Show Love’. A kind of sugar-coated apocalypse matches our zingy steel pans and crazy arpeggios. Also, check us out riding a pink fluffy sheep into space.”
WATCH ‘SHOW LOVE’:
‘Show Love’ is the second single from Stealing Sheep’s upcoming album Big Wows.
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The band are on tour this spring and it’s set to be a real spectacle, exploring Stealing Sheep’s digital dimension and their shifting identities amidst changing cultural moods and millennial paraphernalia. “It’s a crazy time and it’s challenging navigating through it, but it’s like ‘whatever’, bring on the BIG WOWS.”
As well as their own headline show, the trio have also been announced as playing the BBC 6 Music Festival taking place in the trio’s hometown, Liverpool.
They open the Eventim Olympia on Saturday 30th March, supporting Idles, Villagers and Good The Bad & The Queen.
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