Icelandic folk-pop pioneers Of Monsters and Men, the band behind the excellent 2012 LP My Head Is An Animal, have teamed up with directing duo WeWereMonkeys to put out a lyric video for album track "Dirty Paws."
This marks the first in a series of twelve lyric videos, each one set to tackle a different track off the band's debut album. WeWereMonkeys, the duo that consists of directors Marcella Moser & Mihai Wilson, have taken an immense amount influence from the lyrics themselves.
The video is an animated short that features a monster rambling across snowy terrain, bearing a flag emblazoned with two adjacent birds. As the beast marches on with the lyrics appearing in black text underfoot, he suddenly becomes surrounded by a stunning swarm of flying creatures -- who come into sight during the line "They had a pet dragonfly" -- in the background who continue to make appearances throughout the video.
There are no cuts in this short. It's a seamless journey through the snow which evokes the subtle tranquility of the lyrics. The vivid, yet poignant landscape lends itself to the text and further establishes the resolute conclusion.