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Lia Ices “Creature”

Singer-songwriter Lia Ices’s 2014 album Ices was a psychedelic pop voyage with a noticeable bohemian flair. But she gets in touch with her inner spirit animal in this music video for single “Creatures.” Directed by Tom Jean Webb, the animated video is aesthetically an extension of Ices‘ artwork, going far and wide to represent nature and mysticism with a raw animal spirit. “The song celebrates this wild woman archetype that is connected to the Earth and the senses,” she explained to Nowness. “ I think that’s something Tom I and both celebrate in our work.” But symbolism aside, the animation here is top-notch and recommended for those who like abstract imagery paired with drowsy melodies.

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