Video: Iron & Wine “Anyone’s Game”

Check out the latest video from the ever-popular Iron & Wine.  ‘Anyone’s Game’ is full of playful melody and ambitious spirit, an upbeat song that hooks in the listener with infectious rhythms and fabulous percussion.  The intriguing lyrics are delivered in a smooth, ranging vocal performance – beautifully engaging.

The accompanying animated video was directed by Callum Scott-Dyson and it reinforces the lightness and brightness of the music. Scott-Dyson says of the process: “I used card cutouts in terms of the stop motion style, hand drawing the elements before cutting out and animating them. I wanted the video to explore themes of evolution, the cyclical nature of life, falling in love and break ups, as well as life sometimes feeling like a game of chance.”  The end result is a delight to watch as you absorb ‘Anyone’s Game’.

This is the third single from the forthcoming album ‘Light Verse’, the first full-length Iron & Wine release in over seven years.  It’s a contrast to the more introspective Beast Epic and Weed Garden EP, which were both GRAMMY-nominated.  As the title suggests, ‘Light Verse’ was created with joy after the challenges of the pandemic.  This is beautiful stuff.  Enjoy.

About Andrew Frolish 1438 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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