Back in 1983, New Zealand pop/new wave band Coconut Rough hit the scene with a couple of singles. The first of which, “Sierra Leone”, charted at #5 in it’s country of origin just two weeks after release, setting the newly-formed band on a course to popularity. The band split up the very next year. So much for that.
Flash-forward to 2014. Indie rock band Goodshirt has just released a cover of “Sierra Leone” on their SoundCloud page. And newly-formed production company Circle Line Projects has been brought on board to create the song’s accompanying music video. And, boy oh boy, is that video a treat!
Clearly taking inspiration from the vibrant colors and some of the effects from the 1983 original, this video paints the picture of a man struggling to survive in the middle of the dessert. What sets this one apart is it’s use of wonderfully trippy animations and some fun playing-around with aspect ratios. This is definitely one to watch in fullscreen.