Yusuf / Cat Stevens share a stop-motion video for “Where Do the Kids Play?” ” [Watch]
Yusuf / Cat Stevens shared a new music video for their reimagined version of “Where Do The Children Play?” which was released at the end of last month and acts as the lead single from its upcoming 1970s re-release Tea for the Tillerman to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit album this year.
Created as a stop-motion animation, the classic folk-rock song video features Yusuf’s 2020 update to the song on the original album. Realized by Chris Hopewell, the beautifully animated video highlights a dismal world that has been overrun with rubbish and abandoned cities due to environmental pollution.
“The song has a strong environmental message, so we wanted to make a video that reflects that,” Hopewell added with the arrival of the video this weekend. “We have decided to make the props and decorations from recycled materials wherever possible in order to minimize the impact of production on the environment. We cleaned up a beach in South Wales to collect plastic debris and used it to create the ocean you see in the video.
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Watch the new video for “Where Do the Children Play?” ” below.
Yusuf / Cat Stevens – “Where do the children play?” “
[Video: Yusuf/Cat Stevens]
As Yusuf noted during the album’s announcement last month, “When some people have lost the spiritual connection with their lives, music can play a big role. So from that point of view, I think the feelings of the album are incredibly important to us today. It shows that there are still human beings around. It is important.”
Click here to pre-order Tea for the Tillerman 2 before the album arrives on September 18 via UMe.
[H/T Rolling Stone]