“The Whale’s Back” – Animated Americana
I grew up loving Americana and Country music, but I also grew up following animated tv. I first combined one of my songs with animation in 2009 for a song called “Another Love”–animated by Nat Dart. It was less expensive to hire an animator than to do a professional video shoot. It was also something that I would enjoy more than just seeing myself on the screen.
Four years later I had raised up enough money to do another animated video. Nat had moved on from Vancouver to California, and could no longer do a side project with his current work. He then referred me to a talented animator from Vancouver Earthstar Jai Smith. Jai and I hit it off, and he loved the track that I sent called “The Whale’s Back”. 5 months later (today) he completed it, and it is amazing to see the music that I wrote last summer coming to life in a different form.
Watch it for yourself. If you like it, please pass it around.
The song is currently free to download. Just go to chadkichula.bandcamp.com