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Watch Lucius Shape-Shift in Stop-Motion ‘Gone Insane’ Video

Indie-pop band steps into the Twilight Zone with eerie mannequin replica

Brooklyn indie-pop outfit Lucius released a surreal video for “Gone Insane,” off their latest LP, Good Grief that uses stop-motion graphics, facial contortions and a creepy mannequin that emphasize the abstractions of the song. 

Directed by Nathan Johnson, the video is made of over 3,000 still images and finds singer-songwriter Jess Wolfe singing in front of a camera while a pair of hands distort the features of her face. The concept of distortion was inspired by a dream, Wolfe said. Her bandmate Holly Laessig helped flesh out the video’s psycho-thriller ending, when it’s revealed that the hands belong to a mannequin dressed just like Wolfe.

Production lasted longer than a month, including four days in front of the stop-motion camera rig and 20 hours in a makeup chair for the bandmates. All the strange, striking facial contortions were sculpted by special effects makeup artist Jim Ojala.

Lucius released Good Grief, their third LP, in March. They’re in the middle of a North American tour that extends throughout the summer and includes a set at Bonnaroo.

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