Calgary-based artist and violin prodigy FOONYAP has a new music video for "THE FUN MACHINE," from the upcoming album Palimpsest, premiering today on The FADER. Director Katie Yuen's animated clip depicts an angular metropolis and a doomed affair between a cold, triangular creature and a loyal companion. But thanks to FOONYAP's song – a tense and bespoke mixture of swampy electronics, strings, and vocals that flash with a bold, volcanic brilliance, like a folkier Braids – the story's unhappy ending feels promised from the jump.
"'THE FUN MACHINE' explores notions of free will within relationships," FOONYAP told The FADER over email. "I've observed that humans can hurt or betray each other, not out of malice, but out of fear. We feel vulnerable when we're in love, reverting at times to programmed defensiveness.” Watch the video above and grab Palimpsest on October 21.
FOONYAP tour dates
10/20 – Calgary, AB @ The Ironwood
10/22 – Saskatoon, SK @ SCYAP
10/28 – Lethbridge, AB @ Fish & Game
11/04 – Medicine Hat, AB @ Captain’s Cabin
11/06 – Fernie, BC @ Infinitea
11/25 – Montreal, PQ @ Bad Lunch
12/10 – Vancouver, BC @ The Toast Collective