“Telemiscommunications” is the beautiful closing track off deadmau5’s > album title goes here < featuring singer/songwriter Imogen Heap. Who would’ve guessed that the two have never actually met? They’ve posted an interesting new behind the scenes video where they separately explain the making of the song and the music video for the single.
deadmau5, a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman, explains early on that the two “didn’t really communicate a whole lot, wherein lies the irony of the song name.” “Telecommunications” is about “not being able to be in touch with the one you love,” and while the musicians aren’t in a relationship with each other, they showed how things can work out wonderfully in the end, even through only emails and “two phone calls, tops.” The song isn’t the typical “face-melting” party jam, but it’s still hard-hitting emotionally, and Heap says that she thinks it’s “really special.” We agree, Imogen.
The music video for the song, which focuses around a businessman unable to get in contact with his loved one, was coordinated by Colin Gordon. Gordon found twenty different animators from around the globe through an international competition, so you know the artwork is top notch. The animators, some of whom are interviewed in the video, also follow the path of deadmau5 and Imogen Heap by collaborating but never meeting. We are also shown some clips of a choreographer working on movements traced for the actual animation.
See how all of the hard work paid off in the video itself here, and watch the behind the scenes feature below!