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King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard release Hayao Miyazaki-inspired video for ‘Interior People’

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have released the fifth of ten videos from their latest album, Butterfly 3000.

This trippy new short film supports their equally trippy tune, “Interior People.” The Ivan Dixon-directed video is inspired by Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki. It also draws inspiration from the 1981 science-fiction film Heavy Metal and French artist Moebius.

The hand-animated video supports the King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard track perfectly. Dixon’s retro aesthetic aligns with the song’s fantastical sound, as frontman Stu Mackenzie delivers lines like, “Interior people/ A lens flare in my subconscious/ The gap of death/ I no longer fear.”

Watch the video for “Interior People” below.

Dixon says that he was allowed a lot of creative freedom on the video. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard’s only stipulation was that it had to feature butterflies.

Dixon talks about the inspiration behind the video

“When I listened to ‘Interior People,’ I immediately pictured something with momentum, like a wild road trip,” Dixon explains. 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,” Dixon adds. “The ones with little sticks poking out of them. I’ve never seen those particular cocoons represented anywhere before.”

King Gizzard member Joey Walker explains the inspiration behind the track. He says it’s “the internal battle of questioning your own sanity, and the joy that comes in letting go and surrendering to the void.”

Music videos for “Yours,” “Shanghai,” “Dreams,” and “Blue Morpho” are already out. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have announced that each track on the album will get a video. Keep your eyes peeled for more to come!

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