Got a Girl Crush On: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ video for “Retreat.”
Sharon was diagnosed with cancer after she finished recording her new album Give the People What They Want. In an interview with 91.3 WYEP in Pittsburgh, she said the meaning of the song “Retreat” changed during that time.
"They talked about doing an animated video and once I saw the animated video, it was no longer me telling some guy to retreat, it was like me telling the cancer to retreat,” says Sharon.
The video is directed by the crush-worthy animator/filmmaker Lizzi Akana.
Don’t miss the priceless animated booty shake at 1:12.
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are on tour now, check out show dates here.
Flaminguettes is a girl-girl animation duo from Mexico City. After a career as designers, animators and directors in recognized animation studios, Daniela Villanueva and Mara Soler decided to team up to explore a more personal, playful and feminine side of animation.
Their work is super hypnotic as it is magical! Check out Daniela and Mara’s work over at www.flaminguettes.com!
Utilizing at least 3 types of animation, and money out of her own pocket, Nina illustrates the epic Hindu poem of Ramayana—told from the view off Sita (wife of Rama) and paralleling it to Nina’s own life heartbreak.