Snarky Puppy - Bad Kids to the back

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First music video for the Jazz fusion collective.

Bassist-bandleader Michael League, videographer Stella K and director-animator Michaël Alcaras (also a composer) collaborated on the clip.

“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 tells Rolling Stone in a statement. “I remember seeing 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. I encouraged Michaël to go as far as he wanted to in terms of making the video trippy/left of center, and I loved seeing what he came up with. He’s such a talented artist and the fact that he’s a musician made all the difference.”

Alcaras says he drew inspiration from everything from Disney’s Snow White to Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings and Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly.

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Production Company GroundUP Music
Director Michaël Alcaras Stella K
Motion Designer Michaël Alcaras
Editor Stella K
Music Composer Justin Stanton
Producer Michael League

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