Musicians have been matching their creative work with some sort of visual component for quite a long time, typically just with customary music videos, however some of the time a bit of music warrants a more complex companion piece, similar to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Thom Yorke collaboration on Netflix. Indeed, even rarer still are friend videos that are anime, as Daft Punk’s great Insterstella 5555, and now—16 years after that—another artist has realized that anime is a cool method to advance a album.
As detailed by Billboard, Sturgill Simpson stopped by San Diego Comic-Con yesterday to announce a new album called Sound & Fury, with the album coming close by an anime movie of a similar name from Takashi Okazaki and Junpei Mizusaki (both of whom worked on the direct-to-video DC movie Batman Ninja).
Simpson likewise shared a teaser for the Sound and Fury anime, and it happens to look a mess like Batman Ninja (which had a fascinating combination of CG and customary anime-style animation). Billboard says every melody on Simpson’s album will “accompany a different segment of the movie,” and both will be accessible this fall.
The movie portion will be accessible on Netflix, which is most likely the best option for something like this, particularly since individuals may not necessarily want to purchase a physical album and a physical anime film that goes with the album in the year 2019. Discussing the album, Simpson says it’s a “really sleazy, steamy rock ‘n’ roll record” that is his “most psychedelic.” He also notes that the movie is a “futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, samurai film.”