Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs teamed up for a beautiful collaborative album that was released earlier this month called case/lang/veirs. Yesterday, they released a music video for "Atomic Number," which you can watch above on YouTube.
This trio of female singer-songwriters came together after lang moved to Portland. A press release from the band explains how they formed a group and recorded the album:
Several years ago k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case and Laura Veirs on a whim. It read simply: “I think we should make a record together.” Though the three musicians were barely more than acquaintances, “Laura and I both responded immediately,” recalls Case. “There was no question.”
...case/lang/veirs features fourteen new, original songs written by the artists over a period of two-and-a-half years. It was recorded in Portland, OR where lang and Veirs both live, and produced by Tucker Martine with the group. Sessions commenced in lang’s loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, and in Veirs’ dining room and backyard studio.
This animation is inspired by the search for a soul-mate with the same atomic number, 42. We are introduced to a world at which every element and character occupy a tiny space in an expansive land mass. The audience is essentially the third person in this colorful, bright world, and in contrast, we can take a contemplative view on the main character's feelings of emptiness in his lonely journey of life.
Source: Anti Records YouTube Channel