The Strokes have unveiled a new animated video for their song ‘Ode to the Mets’, the closing track from the band’s most recent studio album, The New Abnormal. The visual was written and directed by longtime collaborator Warren Fu, who worked with them on the ‘You Only Live Once’ video. Check it out below.
Combining CGI and traditional animation, Fu brought together different animators to create each different part of the video, which travels through different scenes. It contains several references to the titular baseball team the New York Mets, including a banner that reads ‘Class of ’69’, a nod to the year The Mets won the World Series over the Baltimore Orioles.
In addition to the colourful new clip, the band have also shared a new episode of their ‘Five Guys Talking About Things They Know Nothing About’ online video series, which debuted in April, the same month The New Abnormal was released.