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Elvis Costello's 'Suspect My Tears' Promo is a Hand-Drawn Noir Tale

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Partizan's Mustashrik directs a dark, dystopian world for new music video

Elvis Costello's 'Suspect My Tears' Promo is a Hand-Drawn Noir Tale

The striking new video for ’Suspect My Tears' is a prelude to the release of Elvis's first album of new material since his 2013 Wise Up Ghost collaboration with The Roots. For his latest, Look Now, the iconic singer-songwriter regrouped with The Imposters for the first time since 2008’s Momofuku. The English singer-songwriter has now shared the black and white animated noir video for the track. 

The captivating, noir inspired video was Directed by acclaimed Partizan animator Mustashrik, who has been recognised in multiple publications for his creative work, as well as creating branded work for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Chloe, NOS Energy, Girl Effect and visual performances for artist Ed Sheeran.

The video uses Mustashrik's signature hand-drawn artwork to tell a classic noir-esque tale of intrigue and romance set in a dark, dystopian world that perfectly echos the moody yet uplifting sentiment of the song. Creating the video in house at Partizan LA, Mustashrik put together a bespoke team of animation talent including visual effects tour de force Olivier Gondry, who took on the role of VFX Supervisor for the project.

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Editor: Jake Schwartz


Compositor: Erich Reimers

Production Company

Director: Mustashrik

Executive Producer: Whitney Jackson

Illustration: Christophe Jeunot

Production Company: Partizan

VFX Supervisor: Olivier Gondry

Genres: Animation, Visual VFX, Storytelling

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

Partizan USA, Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:24:31 GMT