Jackie Greene Partners With Animator Bill Plympton For Short Film

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Jackie Greene will issue a new EP The Modern Lives – Vol. 1 on October 13 via Blue Rose Music/The End Records. The singer-songwriter partnered with acclaimed animator Bill Plympton to create a short film inspired by the songs on the pending release.

“I’ve been a fan of Bill’s animation for some time,” Greene said in a statement. “There’s a unique, independent quality to his work that is mercurial and thought-provoking. I told him to let his imagination run wild and nothing was off limits. Which for Bill, is a normal day at the office.”

Greene self-produced the six-song The Modern Lives – Vol. 1 and recorded the the EP in his Brooklyn basement studio.

“I had heard some of Jackie’s music before, and loved it,” said the Academy Award-nominated, ‘king of indie animation’ Plympton. “But when he contacted me this spring to create some music videos as a mini-feature film, I was totally elated. Then he sent me the music, and I was knocked out – it was so wonderful! He gave me total freedom with my art and told me to ‘get psychedelic’ with the animation – this is the kind of creative project that every animator dreams about!”

The first installment in the collaborative series is the animation for the track “Modern Lives,” watch here:

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