Our first music video debuted on October 11, 2017 which was -- get this -- both International Girls Day and National Coming Out day. There could not have been a better time to drop this anthem about love, feminism, and finding your voice. We met artist and activist Madame Gandhi (former drummer for M.I.A) through the powers of Instagram, as she searched for a female-led studio to produce the first video for her new EP, Voices Remix. Her remix album highlights other incredible female artists of color, adding vocals and instruments to her tracks. For Gandhi Blues Remix, Madame Gandhi enlisted writer and rapper Gizzle (of Diddy, Snoop, Ty Dolla $ign fame) to add a verse over the beat.

When they brought the track to our studio, we could immediately envision a moody world full of geometrics shapes, fabricated hands, and of course, lots of color. We pulled visual inspiration from pop greats like Beyonce and Bruno Mars, putting our our quirky spin onto things as we created our sets out of clay, paper mache, and wood. The whole process was an inspirational labor of love. Check out the video above, the debut on Stereogum, and our behind-the-scenes process below.

SONG: Gandhi Blues Remix
Lyrics, Melody, and Live Drums by Kiran Gandhi
Lyrics by Gizzle
Sound Design and Production by Alexia Riner
Remix by Glenda Proby

Studio: Mighty Oak
Creative Director: Michaela Olsen
Creative Producer: Jessica Peterson
Live Action Cinematographer: Sarah Tricker
Fabricators: Minkyung Chung, Victoria Arslani, Anthony Galante
Animators: Emily Collins, Anthony Galante, and Michaela Olsen
Editing and Post FX: Michaela Olsen and Anthony Galante
PA and Behind-the-scenes Editor: Erin Bagwell
Color Correction: Mary Perrino
Hair & Makeup: Kendra Dennis
Hair Color: Jackie Fusco, Takamichi Hair NYC