Pearl Jam's latest promo stars Greta Thunberg
The Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, features in the Seattle rockers' latest video, a track centring on the impact climate change is having on the world.
Director Josh Wakely has created this painterly, animated video for legendary rock band Pearl Jam's latest single, Retrograde.
The spot which, unusually, also features the band themselves, is part-animation part-motion-capture after the originally planned live-action promo was caught up in the Covid-19 pandemic and had to change its approach. The video features some beautiful-looking but worryingly cataclysmic events as a man visits a fortune teller who shows him images of possible climate events.
Wakely used stock foootage of Thunberg to weave into the video, telling Variety magazine, “She never had to act a frame, but she provided that emotion I was looking for. It was a huge thrill to see an email in my inbox from her saying that she loved it.”