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Music Video: Babehoven's Annie's Shoes

Updated: Jun 30, 2021


Babehoven is set to release their EP, Nastavi, Calliope, next Friday, July 9th. Today, they share its third single, “Annie’s Shoes.” The single is a testament to Maya Bon’s lacquered DIY sound - after arpeggiated percussion cuts through hovering synth and acoustic guitar, the song explodes into a dance party at the end, celebrating life in all of its oddity. The stop-motion video, created by director and animator Phoebe Jane Hart, was inspired by the mystery and sensuality of deep sea flora and fauna, she created a world full of handmade sea dragons, and flowers galore.



Evocative of Arthur Russell’s Love is Overtaking Me or Julia Jacklin’s Crushing, Nastvai, Calliope balances meticulously between the universality of emotion and the particulars that crack you open, that you carry alone. In “Annie’s Shoes,” arpeggiated percussion cuts through hovering synth and acoustic guitar as Maya Bon sings: “I feel done with being someone // You think you can talk through // When I sit and think about it // I wonder why I’m here at all.” The song explodes into a dance party at the end, celebrating life in all of its oddity. Bon elaborates: “‘Annie's Shoes’ is an exploration of a moment in time; waking up in the morning, putting on your friend's shoes while you eat leover Thai food for breakfast, feeling all of the feelings of becoming an adult, processing losses from many facets, and missing people and pets you love dearly.”


"'Annie's Shoes’ is an exploration of a moment in time; waking up in the morning, putting on your friend's shoes while you eat leftover Thai food for breakfast, feeling all of the feelings of becoming an adult, processing losses from many facets, and missing people and pets you love dearly.” - Maya Bon

The stop-motion music video for “Annie’s Shoes” was created by director and animator Phoebe Jane Hart. Visually inspired by the mystery and sensuality of deep sea flora and fauna, she created a world full of handmade sea dragons, and flowers galore. Each environment, color and composition was carefully created by assistant fabricator, Zazie Ray Trapido. At 24-frames-per-second, the video came in at over 2800 photos, each prop slightly changed between frames to create the illusion of motion. Hart utilized a traditional animation technique used in Disney’s Bambi, the multiplane camera.






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