Described by Joey Walker as “about the internal battle of questioning your own sanity, and the joy that comes in letting go and surrendering to the void”, the accompanying video is written and directed by Ivan Dixon and produced and animated by Studio Showoff, and is a “fantasy/sci-fi tribute to Miyazaki’s Naussica, French artist Moebius and the adult animated film Heavy Metal”.
“The only direction from the band was to include butterflies, to tie in with the album name Butterfly 3000,” Ivan explains. “When I listened to ‘Interior People; I immediately pictured something with momentum, like a wild road trip. That’s where the idea of the protagonist riding a giant butterfly came from. The title made me think of cocoons. Maybe our hero was trying to find a cocoon to metamorphose into a butterfly herself? Little moments of affection between her and her butterfly could hint at a deeper bond between them. Were they lovers? With the cocoon I really wanted to design the kind of thing you would find in a typical Australian garden as a kid. The ones with little sticks poking out of them. I’ve never seen those particular cocoons represented anywhere before.”
Watch it now below.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have been nominated for the AIM Independent Music Awards 2021, which takes place as a global livestream on 25th August. For more information on the event, and to check out the other nominees, head to their website.
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The track is accompanied by a kaleidoscopic cut & paste video.