50 Words For Snow

The new Kate Bush album 50 Words for Snow is out this week - accompanied by an animation short directed by Kate called Mistraldespair, which made me cry a little.


Kate Bush says " I am delighted to announce the premiere of "Mistraldespair", the 2nd visual piece. This accompanies a segment from the track 'Misty'. It has been a very intense journey but I am really happy with the end result. It is a 2 and a half minute stop motion animation. It has been created by the extremely talented Tommy Thompson. He has worked so hard and devotedly. Fantastic job!
As I'm sure you are aware, stop frame animation is a truly painstaking process, one that I feel has a purity and incredible beauty because of its organic nature. I wanted to try and achieve something quite adult that involved a slow, sensual feel... I have never directed a stop motion animation before. It has been a fascinating and very rewarding experience."