Brandy Clark is boarding the roller coaster of modern life in her new music video, “Bigger Boat,” a stop motion animated collaboration with her duet partner, Randy Newman.
Stay buckled in long enough and you’ll spot underwater skeletons, a raccoon playing banjo, and even a cameo by a curious space alien. A highlight of Clark’s newest album, Your Life Is a Record, the social commentary of “Bigger Boat” is based on a line of dialogue from her favorite film, Jaws.
Take a look at Brandy Clark’s “Bigger Boat,” featuring Randy Newman — and don’t forget to sink your teeth into our interview below the player.
What do you remember most about the shoot for this video?
What I remember most about the making of the video for “Bigger Boat” was looking at several reels from animators and filmmakers and being blown away by the amount of talent that I had to choose from.
How does the video bring your song to life?
The video brings “Bigger Boat” to life in a visual way. Even had we not been in the middle of a pandemic, I would have wanted some sort of animated or stop motion video for this one. The subject matter is really quite heavy and timely in the lyric and so the music and the video help give it some levity.
What message do you hope your fans take away from the video?
I hope this video leaves fans laughing and thinking a little deeper at the same time.
How did it feel to see the finished product for the first time?
Believe it or not… I have seen so many edits that I’m not sure that I’ve seen the final cut. So this will be a premiere for me as well as everyone else.
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Adam Wright; Directed and animated by Pete Carter