New York’s Corbu have unveiled the stunning animated video for their single ‘Battles’. A soaring odyssey, the video hints at the album’s narrative whilst reflecting the songs shimmering melodies. Devised by the band and directed and animated by Daniel Corderro the video is a glimpse into Corbu’s vision, which will reveal itself on the release of the debut album Crayon Soul, out August 5th via 3Beat (UK/EU) & Big Picnic (US). Corbu’s Jonathan Graves says: “Crayon Soul is a movie in our heads, not just an album. This video is a scene from it. Every piece of artwork we make is a snapshot from it. Nothing you see is in order as far as the story, but it’s more fun that way. You have to put the pieces together yourself.”
New York neo-psych band Corbu are streaming ‘Battles,’ the new single from their forthcoming debut album Crayon Soul, out August 5th 2016. ‘Battles’ rides an insistent bass groove through a kaleidoscope of vocal harmonies, broken synths and reverbed-out guitars, and captures the spirit of their collaboration with Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, The Flaming Lips), who mixed the band’s self-produced album.
Much of Corbu’s music is inspired by the fuzzy, transient experience of memories and dreams, which bleeds into the colorful, psychedelic artwork that frontman Jonathan Graves creates. As the band wrote the music for Crayon Soul, a story began to emerge, pulled from the band’s collective subconscious and inspired by animated sci-fi like Fantastic Planet, Interstella 5555 and Adventure Time. Jonathan says: “When we wrote the story for the album, a whole universe opened up for us. We referenced it constantly while finishing the songs and mixing them with Dave, and each piece of artwork we made is a snapshot from the ‘movie’ of Crayon Soul.”