The visual’s stars take a friendly romp through an animated amusement park that turns everyone within its walls into smiling skeletons. After experiencing a bit of surprise, the protagonists fully embrace their newfound identities and take full advantage of the carnival’s rides. The team led by director Spencer Hord mixed 3D animation techniques with computer-generated visuals to set the mood.
“This project was a rare occasion where our amazing team of animators, editors, and production nerds (Joe Cella, Pix3lface, Vince McKelvie, Sam Newell, Andrew Henry, Joey Bryars, and Brian Beckwith) saw the album artwork and knew the concept straight away,” quotes Hord. “We wanted to do something conceptually simple but visually challenging.” He went on to explain that the recording spot of Castle Park in Riverside, California held meaning for him, as he attended multiple grade school birthday parties there: “The location was much better than I remembered, and the production process became a nostalgic experience to say the least.”
Check out the official and very trippy video for Galantis’ “Bones” featuring OneRepublic below.