In San Francisco band EagleWolfSnake's new video for “Closer” the trio climb into a crazy man's cardboard box contraption and end up starring in their own video game as Mario-inspired characters navigating the obstacles of a digital San Francisco. It's a clever concept that works well with the uptempo electronic-pop song and makes for an equally intriguing watch.
[jump] The band, formed in 2014, wanted to do an animated video for a while and when they met someone in Boston who designs '80s inspired Nintendo visuals for music videos, they jumped at the opportunity. They decided “Closer” would be the best song to animate as it's about getting “to the ultimate life experience,” says bassist and vocalist Eli Meyskens. “In this song, we tried to tell the story of trying to get to that point and also paint a picture of what it looks like.”
Interested in seeing EagleWolfSnake live? Catch them at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at Starry Plough in Berkeley.