Snarky Puppy get cartoony on “Bad Kids to the Back” MV

A trippy and thoroughly enjoyable clip.

Snarky Puppy have dropped a trippy video for “Bad Kids to the Back,” the latest single from their forthcoming album, Immigrance.

The clip prominently features the use of the animation technique known as rotoscoping,  overlaying whimsical, psychedelic illustration over studio footage of the jazz-funk musicians. The clip was a collaboration between bassist-bandleader Michael League, videographer Stella K and director-animator Michaël Alcaras.

“After making so many videos over the years of the band playing live, I wanted to do something different with this one without abandoning the thread we’ve had running for so long,” League explained to Rolling Stone. “I remember seeing [Richard Linklater’s 2001 film] Waking Life in college and thinking how much I’d love to rotoscope a live performance. ‘Bad Kids to the Back’ was perfect for this, especially considering the triple drum solo at the end.”

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Besides “Bad Kids to the Back,” previously released single “Xavi” will appear on Immigrance, which is due out March 15.

Watch the video below:

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