Malk is a four piece power-pop band from British Columbia with a knack for all things warm and fuzzy. They self-released their debut album, Born Elated, just over a month ago and on the whole, it’s packed full of the kind of fuzzy and crunchy powerpop that will leave you pining for the late 90’s. The band recently teamed up with Filed Under: Music to create the music video for a song from the album called “Trillion” as part of their One Song At A Time* project. The goal of the project is to create a music video that captures the purest essence of the band — and the bright, chaotic, and childlike style of animation does that perfectly.
The video starts off with Malk walking through a seemingly deserted wasteland with the occasional stop to play their poorly drawn and brightly colored instruments. Apparently, the sounds of power-pop attracted some poorly drawn monsters and an all-out Braveheart-style battle happens. This music video has just the right amount of camp to feel cheesy, but not so cheesy that you want to turn it off.
Born Elated is available for purchase via Malk’s Bandcamp. The music video for “Trillion” can be seen above.
*The One Song At A Time video single series began last October with File Under: Music highlighting a new artist and a new music video every other week.The timeline has shifted, but the focus remains. The project has thus far included video singles from Skye Wallace, Johnny Foreigner, Pill Friends, Wallgrin, Slime Girls, Slam Dunk, and Linda Fox. One Song At A Time will continue through until November, sharing unreleased tracks for artists from Canada, the UK and the US. All of the songs are available worldwide digitally and will be collected at the end of the 10 video cycle into a compilation.The goal of the project is to create a music video that captures the purest essence of the band — and the bright, chaotic, and childlike style of animation does that perfectly.