Deadmau5 Releases New ‘The Veldt’ Video
He’s on the cover of the new Rolling Stone — and never far from the headlines — but when he isn’t serving as a media quote machine, Deadmau5 is a recording artist, and he has a new video to remind everyone what he does best.
The new clip is for ‘The Veldt,’ a song that will be familiar to fans as the track Deadmau5 composed and recorded in full view of fans online — and which ended up turning into a collaboration between him and a fan named Chris James. James submitted lyrics and vocals he’d written and recorded himself, so impressing Deadmau5 that the two struck up a full-on partnership for the track — and now you can hear the finished product below.
‘The Veldt’ is named for a Ray Bradbury short story originally published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1950. A cautionary tale about the dangers of relying on (and becoming addicted to) technology, it revolves around two parents who grow concerned when their home’s “nursery” — a room that projects a virtual simulation of the children’s thoughts — gets “stuck” on an African scene. (Of course, it turns out their worries are just beginning, but we don’t want to spoil anything for you.)
The Disney-inspired clip below, directed by Dr. Manroop Takhar for Qudos Animations, provides a fitting visual component for a song inspired by a story that blends the innocence of youth with the yawning horror of death. Strap yourself in and check it out.
Watch Deadmau5′s ‘The Veldt’ Video