Volbeat has released a video for their single “Wait A Minute My Girl,” and it is quite the left turn compared to the performance-based videos that are very popular in rock today.
Per a press release, “The music video was directed by Sean Donnelly, founder of AWESOME+modest, with collages by Mengqing Yuan, and animation by Steve Yeung. AWESOME+modest is an animation studio based in Los Angeles, California that specializes in mixed media techniques. They most recently created all of the animation in the HBO documentary miniseries ‘The Lady and the Dale,’ Marvel’s ‘Behind the Mask’ and Showtime’s ‘The One and Only Dick Gregory.’
In a statement from the band, they said, “After seeing the work they did on ‘The Lady and the Dale,’ we knew that Sean and the team at Awesome+modest could do something trippy and creative for ‘Wait A Minute My Girl.’ This video exceeded even our wildest expectations. It’s weird, fun and crazy – we absolutely love it.”
“Wait a Minute My Girl” was released in early June along with “Dagen Før,” both of which were written and recorded during lockdown.
In a statement about their first pieces of new music since 2019, Volbeat said, “As the weather begins to warm and the days get longer in many parts of the world, we wanted to share two songs that we wrote and recorded over these long, difficult fifteen months that have the vibe and feel of Summer. We’re beyond thankful that even during a lockdown our good friends Doug, Ray and Mia Maja were able to put the pedal to the metal with us on ‘Wait A Minute My Girl,’ and we’re absolutely thrilled that Stine Bramsen, who we’ve known and admired for a long time, was willing to lend her incredible talents to ‘Dagen Før.’
The band added, “We hope you enjoy this double-barreled blast of Summer tunes as much as we enjoyed creating them, and we can’t wait for you to hear what else we have in store for you. The Fall always brings the thunder and lightning…”
“Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før” are available for streaming and download here.