I’ve got a wonderful animated music video here for you to watch for a song created by Jeremy Messersmith titled “Video Games” from his Mixtape for the Milky Way album. The song and video are about growing up playing retro video games. The music video was directed by Eric Power and the result is a nostalgia-fueled experience.
When talking about the song, Messersmith said:
“I’ve always loved video games- platformers, RPG’s, puzzlers. Genre doesn’t matter. I play them all. There’s a saying that when you look at a painting you’re really looking at every painting you’ve ever seen. I’ve never “outgrown” video games- they’ve grown with me and have remained a real source of joy and beauty in my life.”
Power went on to talk about the inspiration behind the project, saying:
“I’ve been playing video games since the mid 80’s when I first got a hold of an Atari. Since then, they have been a part of many cherished memories with friends as well as solo adventures. When we were talking about the making of this video, I asked Jeremy if we should make up our own games or straight up feature the ones we grew up with. We decided to just go for it and each made lists of some of our favorites. This proved to be a very difficult curation, as my intention was not just to show a random selection of games, but to also choose moments within those games that had a particular significance to us while also going hand in hand with the song.”
I loved the end result of this. Everything about this just makes me feel happy. I hope it does the same for you.