Feral Five launch the blistering video for their new single EGO. It’s filmed and animated by leading director Dan Conway, who creates breath-taking live visuals and video for the likes of Creep Show, Bicep, Hannah Peel, and Deadmau5, and his EGO film features 3D animation and projections.
With buzzing chip tune sounds and part German lyrics, EGO is a dynamic electro tune of power and desire, a take down and take over of monster egos everywhere, and has been featured by John Kennedy on Radio X X-Posure.
Dan Conway says of the film and the Ferals’ Kat Five: “The ego can be a multi-faceted beast, with many slices, some visible, vying for attention, craving satisfaction. Here creating many possible Kats, many possible visions. KAT*4 / DAN = EGO. Initial animation was in Cinema 4D, projected via VDMX, filmed on a Sony A7x, and edited on Adobe After Effects.”
Kat says: “Dan created EGO magic, shimmering dynamic layers that take the song into new dimensions.”
Feral Five’s future-facing tunes have featured on BBC Radio 6, Radio X and in film. ‘Kiss’ – their collaboration with the poet Equinox was BBC Radio 6 Recommends Track of the Week “It draws you in and then slaps you in the head… Brilliantly done” – Gideon Coe.
Feral Five are singer/guitarist Kat, and bassist and throat-grabbing beats creator Drew, from London and Kent. They write and produce at Feral HQ and have created remixes for rising stars Sisteray and deux furieuses.
The Ferals have performed at Music Tech Fest with a 3D printer, at acclaimed new festival Cro Cro Land, and at the National Portrait Gallery for electronic icon Martyn Ware (Heaven 17, Human League).
EGO cover artwork is by illustrator Clementine Hope of Studio Forest.
Mixed and mastered by Paul Tipler (Stereolab, Liines, Elastica, Transglobal Underground) at Unit 13 Studios
Produced, performed, written by Feral Five.
All words via Paul Scott-Bates. More of Paul’s writing on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. Paul’s website is hiapop and you can follow him on Twitter as @hiapop, and on Facebook here.