With the recent release of Tim Burton’s movie, Alice in Wonderland, fans of his will enjoy [lastfm]Neon Trees[/lastfm]’ remake of “Animal.”
What the hell is Animal? Click more to find out.
In Neon Trees’ new video, “Animal” they channeled a scene from Tim Burton’s movie, Batman, in which the foursome take part in an art museum rampage. When the band was asked what the meaning was behind “Animal” they answered, “I’m a masochist in love, and somehow am shocked when there is no pain. I am not very nice to myself when I’m in a relationship. I also observe a lot of my friends when they are starting out they all seem like predators or animals, and so I took all these dark elements and put them in a pop song.”
And what’s up with making a new video when the first one was just as great? Doesn’t the saying go: If it ain’t broke don’t fix it? Well, the Neon Trees had this to say, “The original was always meant to be a viral video. Something that had the feel of a documentary/in-the-moment vibe. Something that is quite important to us as a band is art and aesthetic and we wanted to make something visually rad for the official vid. I think people will love it and it will have more of the vibe of what are live is, a little more visceral, a little more artistic, but still quite tongue and cheek.”
“Animal” is the first single off Neon Trees’ album Habits, which hits stores March 16th. After the release, Neon Trees plan to hit the road as a supporting act to [lastfm]30 Seconds to Mars[/lastfm]’ “Into the Wild” tour in April and May.
So here are the two videos. Which one do you like best?
The original “Animal” video.
The remake of “Animal.”
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