Snarky Puppy - Bad Kids to the back
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.