Last March, Open Mike Eagle and Paul White released their joint album, Hella Personal Film Festival. Eleven months later, the duo revisit the project with an animated video for “Dang Is Invincible.”
Studio Doulzia, the animation studio that handled the video, described how the colorful and narrative video, which follows the adventures of little girl (Noul, a character from the studio) on a train and beyond, fits the style of Open Mike and Paul White’s song.
“Conceptually the video parallels Mike’s stream of consciousness and the narrative style of rap,” the studio said. “The video follows Studio Doulzia’s Noul (the protagonist of their film concept Skeletonblood) moving through train cars in a New York Subway Q Train. Noul anxiously looks for a train car where she can feel at ease, her journey speaks to finding assurance and humor in the subtle unfamiliarities that exist within the atmosphere of intimate settings like train cars, that otherwise could make a person feel vulnerable. The song felt really visceral, and we wanted to capture that as much as we can visually.”
Watch the video below.