NEWS: ’68 debut hand-drawn video for ‘Bad Bite’!

Credit: Bobby Bates

Atlanta duo ’68 have debuted a hand-drawn video for their new song, ‘Bad Bite’, which will feature on their upcoming third album, ‘Give One Take One’.

The video was drawn and animated by vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin, and was created bit by bit over the entirety of 2020, and a bit of 2021 too.

This is what Scogin had to say about creating it and putting it all together.

“The “subliminal” messages are actually what became kind of like a journal for me. A bit of a “dear diary” during the 2020 year of lemons. My computer is old and slow so I had to work on this video in small little, 3 second chunks each so, there was one moment that I assumed it would never actually be released to the public, but I had to finish it because I made a promise to myself a few years back that if I start something, I have to finish it. So anyway, I just started writing whatever I felt at the time (I think at one point I have some Star Wars references because I was making my way through each of those movies), and I also started writing the date on it somewhere each time I worked on it. Once I was basically done with the animation, I put it all together for the first time and bounced it down (it took an entire 24 hours to render it down) and I was so stoked. I knew I wanted it raw, and I wanted my “mistakes” to shine through (to rebuttal how perfect, pristine, and fake everything seems to be these days). I wanted it to be HUMAN but before I actually placed it all together, I just thought it wasn’t going to actually work. Once I was able to see it all it blew me away. I love it.”

You can check out ‘Bad Bite’ and its video below.

The band’s third album, ‘Give One Take One’, is set for release on March 26th 2021 via Cooking Vinyl.

You can pre-order the album online from the band’s webstore (here), iTunes (here), and Amazon (here).