Friday, November 20, 2020

"Geronimo" Music Video

Concept artist and illustrator Simon Stålenhag directed this mysterious music video called "Geronimo," sung by Nadia Nair. (Link to YouTube)

On a peninsula of a flooded stone quarry, a "sad metal bird man" approaches a piano, which is painted with some alien design. 

He begins playing the keyboard with his robotic hands, reading from strange musical notation.  

The music stirs creatures from the deep, who swim around the piano player. 
These storyboard designs show how closely the final video stays to the original vision.
Stålenhag is best known for the books that he wrote and illustrated: 
Tales From the Loop


Steve Gilzow said...

I was expecting one of the whales to breach as the pianist walked away. That unmet expectation weirdly added to the mystery of the piece.

Susan Krzywicki said...

Amazing - right down to the graffiti on the piano.

Jakob said...

Nice to see that you Highlighted Simon Stålenhag. He recommended your books to me a couple of years back when I tried to improve my painting skills, Color and Light and Imaginative Realism.