Finnish Rockers GENTLE SAVAGE, formed in 2013, have unleashed their new analog animation music video ‘Honey Bunny -the Rock’n Roll transformation’. Furthermore the band reveals more details on the video and how it was born.
Watch the ‘Honey Bunny -the Rock’n Roll transformation’ video here: hyperurl.co/HoneyBunny
What happens when you combine hand painted art, rock music and digital art?
You get more than the total of the three. Something that reaches higher and gives the end product, in this case the analog video, a wider palette of ways to implicate meanings and transmit emotions.
Team behind Gentle Savage’s new video are the musicians, a graphic artist and a photographer. With love for the comic books and inspired by good old stories like Alice in Wonderland, Kalevala and Osiris Myth, they came up with a story of a human like creature who ends up on a trip to the Underworld. It’s obvious, that it is the adventure of his life. Transformated and after finding the love of his life, Mr. Bunny decides to stay in the Underworld. No turning back!
Lead vocalist Tornado says: “I find a very clear analogy in the story right to my own life. Without any further explanations the upper most feeling is that now we’ve created something special. We wish all the viewers a good adventure hoping it puts a smile on your faces. Never give up on your dreams, go for the adventure!”
The art was made by the Finnish graphic artist Jyrki Heikkinen. The story was created by Tornado Bearstone and Jyrki Heikkinen alongside the Gentle Savage’s guitarist Tim O’Shore.
“Break the boundaries, find your own way!”
Earlier the band unveiled that the video takes you on a journey to the underworld. The main character, ’Mr. Bunny’, tumbles down a mysterious hole in the ground ending up in the Underworld. Whilst he is falling, he transforms from a regular rabbit into a two legged walking human-like Rock ’n Roller. Feeling a little dizzy in the head, Mr. Bunny starts his journey in the underworld. He ends up hanging with the bad ass ’Lady Bunny’ who teaches him some moves ’n manners. In the end Mr. Bunny has a big decision to make….
Lead vocalist Tornado adds: “Since I was a kid I’ve always loved comic books. First it was Tarzan, Lucky Luke, Tin Tin and Asterix. Later I found Conan and the Marvel characters, with a variety from ’high end’ comic books to more splatter-like stories. Comic book art is a beautiful, yet underappreciated form of art. Computers have taken the place of a brush, paper and hand painting, but it’s good to remember that Spiderman and his buddies weren’t born in the movies. First there were comic books”.
Gentle Savage’s debut album, ‘Midnight Waylay’ is coming out in February 2021. It’s a way of describing an ambush at midnight, or going to a rock show; you never know what’s going to happen out there.
Midnight Waylay depicts a ‘taking it easy in the daytime, turning into a beast at night’ kind of lifestyle. Just like a hunter strikes from the shadows, ruthless and silent, these songs can without warning rock your world.
As a concept the album Midnight Waylay is best appreciated when served whole, but each song has its own character and works well independently. Find your own adventure, let yourself loose!”
“It is all about the songs. And their internal message. That’s the basic philosophy behind Gentle Savage.”
GENTLE SAVAGE are:
Tornado Bearstone, songwriter, vocals and guitar
Jay B, drums and backing vocals
Vance Bead, bass and backing vocals
Tim O`Shore, guitar and backing vocals
Theo van Boom, keyboards and backing vocals
’Treat yourself and let our magic in. We’ll take care of the rest’.
Band promo photo by Timo Soasepp
Single coverarts by Vin Valentino