Inspired by Kodak Black‘s return with “Patty Cake,” we decided to scour through the net and create a collection of animated music videos to celebrate Kodak’s recently crowned glory. A feast for all your senses, these videos seamlessly add a dimensional layer to their craft using animations, giving actions to their beats and creating a kaleidoscopic experience altogether.
For this week’s Tunesday, here are some of our favorite animated music videos giving you that additional eye-candy while enjoying your favorite artist’s music. – CASA BIANCA
Kodak Black – Patty Cake
Hot off the wheels of his Pills and Automobiles collaboration with Chris Brown, Kodak Black drifts onto a new dynamic track. “Patty Cake” takes the cake with a fun, caricatured version of the rapper animated by Kimson Albert. Despite being rendered as a 2D cartoon, the rapper doesn’t fail to add volume to his dimensions and show who owns the crown by the end of the music video.
Gwen Stefani – Spark The Fire
Set as a black and white character in a harlequin patterned world, Gwen Stefani is back to add a plate of girl power to 2017’s feast of glorious ladies, and captures the flamboyance of the artist and Pharrel Williams through an explosion of emojis that looks like an ode to modern communication, sending you bubble chats filled with feminist anthems.
N.E.R.D. – Hot N Fun
Throw back to how many summers ago, and this music video stills comes up fresh, hot and fun where you see traces of Pharrell William‘s wildly ageless imagination and tenacious vision come to life.
Kanye West – Good Morning
Dynamic duo Takashi Murakami and Kanye West prove that animation and music go hand-in-hand as both collaborate once again to bring back the bling with this anime-inspired aesthetic where we follow Dropout Bear from ‘Ye’s first three albums take hold of his future and march onto his graduation ceremony. The video was also featured in multiple museums such as the Museum of Contempoary Art in L.A. and the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
Pharrell Williams – It Girl
This vibrant music video is a candy-coated buffet with each frame looking like it was spliced from anime and 8-bit video games, and it’s everything you can expect from Pharrell Williams and Takashi Murakami. Both holding mutual respect with each other as prolific producers, each one lent the other their creative strengths and birthed this bejeweled pop artifact.
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
That’s What I Like features the artist tripping on his own, proving that his own charm is more than enough to have you constantly hitting replay. Decked out in black, white and gold, he dances along with animated sketches throughout the song.
Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
Electro juggernauts Justice and French directorial duo Jonas & François hyped up one of the tracks that highlighted their identity, with animation by So Me reflecting the zest of the song, serving as a better energy drink that pumps you up in just three and a half minutes.