The band Sylvan Esso have just recreated one of their music videos entirely within the Animal Crossing: New Horizons universe. This is the first-ever music video to be created in-game in Animal Crossing, and it’s simply glorious.
The American electronic pop duo’s music video for Ferris Wheel was filmed in real life in an empty amusement park, and was released in July this year. The video is superb, and the song is absolutely contagious. But the only thing that was missing was a complete recreation within Nintendo’s hit life simulator, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, of course.
If you have yet to watch the original, then certainly prioritize that first – check it out below:
The band’s Amelia Meath is a passionate gamer herself. The band’s name Sylvan Esso was even inspired by the 2011 mobile adventure game Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery, and partly by the 1997 Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke. They explain:
There is an amazing game called Sword and Sworcery. In it, there is a creature called a Sylvan Sprite. We named our band after them. They look a lot like the tree spirits in Princess Mononoke.
And now, Meath’s most recent gaming favorite is New Horizons, and after a few months of obsessing over it whilst cooped up in quarantine, she and co-member Nick Sanborn have produced this little gem. Here is the product of their dedication and hard work:
The feel of this song and its visuals really do suit the Animal Crossing vibe perfectly.
In addition to having remade the Ferris Wheel music video, the band now has virtual T-shirts and hats available for your New Horizons characters to wear in-game. The virtual apparel is based on the band’s new real-life merch designs for Free Love, their forthcoming album due to be released on September 25, 2020.
And before you ask, yes, that fabulous tinsel fringe outfit worn by Meath in the real-life video is also available in-game.
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