Baptism, confirmation, eucharist, penance, anointing of the sick, matrimony, and holy orders: in the new music video for This Will Destroy You‘s “New Topia,” (from 2014’s Suicide Squeeze Records release Another Language), which premiered this week on The Creators Project, animator Lilfuchs takes you on a hypnotic trip to the afterlife by way of the seven sacraments of the Church.
“‘New Topia’ is a place for imagination and hope for what lies ahead,” Lilfuchs, a.k.a. Adam Fuchs, tells The Creators Project. “The focus of the story was making sure the sacrament symbols linked in correct order from baptism to anointing of the sick.”
As production took place during a period of personal tragedy for Lilfuchs, he describes the experience as “out of body.” The resulting music video weaves together inspirations as diverse as spiritual symbolism and color theory into a continuous, evolving tapestry of swelling instrumentals, closing books, and opening doors. “The purpose of that was to get a glimpse of spiritual order and how it can be so demanding and fragile. In the end I wanted to leave a bigger hole for imagination.”
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