Sci-Fi indie rock group Fellow Robot have just unveiled this video for their current single “Become the Sky.” The video, which was directed by Matt Kollar, employs stop-motion animation and features ghostly performances from all four members of the band. “I’ve always loved Matt Kollar’s work on the many projects he’s been a part of,” says vocalist Anthony Pedroza. “I knew asking him to direct ‘Become the Sky’ would be the best choice for the song. The band had a great time shooting the video at Encirco Studios in Long Beach. The whole front office of the studio is dressed as a space station so it was a perfect fit.”
“Become the Sky” is the second track to be released from the band’s forthcoming debut concept album, The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 1, which will see a release on June 29th.
The album is a concept record, and the first part of a three part album series that explores a future where artificial intelligence has reached a pinnacle, and robots begin to document and chronicle humans and the music they make. The album was a collaborative effort between Pedroza, drummer Luis Renteria, and friends from the local Long Beach music scene.
“[The Robots Guide To Music] was a really fun and amazing body of music to record,” says drummer and main collaborator Luis, who also performs as “Ringo” in Beatles tribute band Britain’s Finest. “We worked with some of Long Beach’s best musicians and it was always a treat to be in studio, have a drink or two, and share stories. The recording part was a breeze—when you have musicians that know what they’re doing, all you really gotta do is set up a mic, and let them go at it. We actually recorded 30+ songs (the rest for Volumes 2 and 3), so there was a lot of time in studio.”