I want to say that, at some time in the past three to five months, I picked up Joker’s Daughter‘s 7″ single for their song “Worm’s Head” as the cover art looks mighty familiar. Thanks to my recent move away from Seattle and into a small-ish country town between the capital of grunge and Vancouver, BC, and my subsequent attempt to get the house I purchased in order, I cannot quite recall. One thing is for sure: the lovely female-fronted folk that pours out in their video for “Lucid” is completely new to me (a fact that could simply mean that I purchased the single but did not listen to it after).
“Lucid” is a beautifully crafted video that fits the orchestral folk-pop Joker’s Daughter creates. The title “Lucid” also fits, though counter what you might envision; rather more a lucid dream. It all makes sense: this video features excellent stop-motion provided by director Hayley Morris, who has, in the past, worked closely with famed director Michel Gondry (the main man behind one of my all-time favorite films, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
“Lucid” can be found on The Last Laugh, released this past April by Joker’s Daughter (aka Helena Costas) on Team Love.
Joker’s Daughter: Worm’s Head [mp3]
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Joker’s Daughter: The Bull Bites Back [mp3]
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