Today, we’re thrilled to be bringing you the premiere of Vivienne Aerts‘ latest music video for her single “You’re My Morning”. The video is a beautiful stop-motion animation featuring the “Pajarones” (Birdies) from the Chilean web series created by Coty Luzoro & Kike Ortega. The anthropomorphic birds made out of felt are brought to life through the magic of stop-motion animation from Pataka productions, and the video was made specifically for her single.
The song “You’re My Morning” is off Vivienne Aerts’ new album, Typuhthâng, which she has released on March 3rd during on International Women’s Month. It came about after a two-year-long journey of composing, recording, mixing, mastering, and designing. It stands as a tribute to the incredible talent and creativity of the many female musicians Vivienne has had the pleasure of meeting and working with from over 40 countries around the world.You can pick up the new album at Bandcamp.
The track is a heartfelt tribute to the people we love and miss, but who are always in our hearts no matter how far away they may be. The lyrics and music are beautifully arranged and performed, with Camila Meza’s arrangement and Hermine Deurloo‘s solo bringing the emotion of the song to life.
Vivienne spoke about the track by saying:
This song is about being far away from the ones we love, but always being present. No matter how far away you are physically, you are always in my heart. I hope this song brings some support to anybody who has someone to miss. To those in long-distance relationships, husbands and wives working in different countries, or close friends not seen in a long time.
Camila Meza fully understood these feelings and she created an arrangement that speaks for itself. The way that Hermine Deurloo translated this into her solo really speaks for itself. I think this music video is such a unique view on new ways of collaboration and bringing different audiences and worlds together. It was a please to work together with Coty and Kike.
The video stays true to the Pajarones style of using plain cardboard backgrounds with drawn details using markers, but also incorporates real props to add color and texture. This was done in collaboration with the art director, Carla, who helped bring the video’s vision to life.
The real images at the end of the video are from the road to Chillán, a few cities south of Santiago, and the bench was shot in their backyard. Although it was a challenging process, the final product came out beautifully and adds a change of vibe to the video.
It was very challenging because the light and the leaves kept moving (not a usual practice in stop motion to shoot on real locations like that) but we wanted that change of vibe and I think it turned out great :). It truly feels natural to the song and it also makes a lot of sense with the world we created for the birds from our show, so we’re really excited and hope you are too!
The video itself is a stunning work of art, in it, viewers follow Gavi, one of the birds from the web series, as she goes about her daily routine of studying, riding the bus, and taking care of her cat. However, deep down, Gavi misses her friends who live far away. As in the song, Gavi represents the feeling we deal with when we have to spend time away from our loved ones.
The video ends with Gavi making the choice to leave her house to see her friends, expressing the concept that distance may separate us from our loved ones, but they remain a significant presence, always.
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Composition, production & editing, and voice: Vivienne Aerts (The Netherlands)
Arrangement & Guitar – Camila Meza (Chile)
Duduk – Inna Dudukina (Russia)
Harp – Margaret Davis (USA)
Cajon – Ivanna Cuesta Gonzalez (Dominican Republic)
Vibraphone – Yuhan Su
Mixing – Jess Fenton (USA)
Mastering – Maria Triana (Colombia)
A film by Coty Luzoro & Kike Ortega (Chile)
Written by – Coty Luzoro
Animation by – Kike Ortega
Art by – Carla Calzadillas
Photography by – Roberto Hormázabal