London band Chorusgirl reveal their stunning new animated collage video for “In Dreams”, which was created by renowned animator Ruth Barrett. The track is taken from Chorusgirl’s forthcoming second album Shimmer and Spin due out on 16 November via Reckless Yes. The band will be heading out on the road in November.

The handmade stop motion video for “In Dreams” consists of an impressive 2500 manually cut out paper prints filmed using the strata stencil technique, an animation technique invented by Javan Ivey, and a further progression of the complicated strata cut technique first used by David Daniels. The video uses the red colour scheme of the album art for Shimmer and Spin and was inspired by the reverb-heavy shimmer of the band’s sound, rollercoaster rides, fireworks, dreams and all things spinning.

“In Dreams” is a song about feeling out of place. It’s a coming-of-age anthem about dreaming yourself out of the small town you grew up in; the place you never fit in. It is also the much more dreamy companion piece to the rather angry “This Town Kills” from the debut album, and describes someone who lives mostly in their dreams, day and night. It is about growing up, feeling unconnected and patiently waiting and vividly dreaming for your turn.

Chorusgirl 2018 UK Tour Dates:


Fri 9 – The Victoria – London

Fri 16 – Rough Trade – Nottingham

Sat 17 – Audacious Art Experiment – Sheffield

Sun 18 – Head of Steam – Newcastle

Mon 19 – Broadcast – Glasgow

Wed 21 – Common Ground – Oxford

Thu 22 – Hydra Cafe – Bristol

Fri 23 – The Tin – Coventry

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