The idea of collaborating with your parents might seem tantalizing at first—family bonding by a team of level-headed adults—but then a bunch of weird shit comes up and you remember the best way to collaborate is just to do the dishes after the food gets eaten and remember to bring Scrabble home for Thanksgiving. Creative partnership is apparently much easier for Swedish pop group Little Dragon's singer Yukimi Nagano, whose father, illustrator Yusuke Nagano animated their video for "Swimming," from their almost-out album Machine Dreams. It's a pretty jaunty number—that one FADER staffer just called a "Gwen Stefani song produced by Rich Harrison"—with peppy line drawings to match. Everything seems copacetic until Nagano draws his daughter's hair into a big fish that eats her face.
August 24, 2009