Watch the Chemical Brothers + Beck’s Anatomical Video for ‘Wide Open’
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For their first album in five years, the Chemical Brothers enlisted a handful of heavy-hitter collaborators, including Beck. Six months out from the release of Born in the Echos, the electronica duo has unveiled a music video for their song with the Morning Phase singer.
The “Wide Open” clip — helmed by the directorial team Dom & Nic — stars dancer Sonoya Mizuno elegantly making her way across an abandoned warehouse. As she moves, her body transforms from its outermost flesh to reveal its inner structure. According to a press release, the video is intended to “merge the mechanical and the organic”:
Dom&nic’s vision was to merge the mechanical and organic, having been inspired by procedural cellular structures; their VFX Team created a full CG model of the dancer, Sonoya Mizuno, comprising of 107 individual anatomic rigs, as well as bespoke tools to allow the seamless transformation which happens during the dance.
Born in the Echoes marks the Chemical Brothers’ first album since 2010’s Further. It also boasts collaborations with St. Vincent, Q-Tip and more.
The Chemical Brothers have tour dates scheduled in Europe and South America before they head to the U.S. in September for concerts in Chicago and New York City. See their complete itinerary right here.