Official music video for Electric Charm from the Austin-based band Carry Illinois.
Didn't expect the voice that cut through, the sound and the light obscured you.
Too weak in the knees not pretty like these, other girls that surround you.
I'm a stranger I guess, never wearing that dress, or a face that covers my own. I cut off my hair, no it wasn't a dare, don't worry I'm not alone.
*what does it mean, it means not a thing,
The stage will always hold me. In warm loving arms, never to harm, keep me wrapped in your electric charm.*
I tried oh so long to sing the popular song, it didn't fit me. I found the real kind of sweet heart and good mind, feeling oh so fine.
Yukai Du is a Chinese-born illustrator and animation director based in the UK. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins London in 2014, she has been exploring and establishing her work in both still and moving images with her unique style. Yukai's inspiration for her work lies somewhere in the dichotomy of Impressionism—the dash of lines and layering of dots to create a surface—combined with her love for the simplistic and geometric structures of Brutalism.
After university at Guang Zhou Academy of Fine Arts, Yukai moved to London to attend Central Saint Marks. It was in London that she began to play with color in her work. She found it revelatory that in China her work was primarily black & white with hints of yellow, but her thesis short film Way Out was the first time color was introduced. Today, her bold use of eye-catching color is one of the most defining aspects of her work.
Yukai's ability to look within, recalibrate, and reset to really get to the core of her craft is what propels her work. Yukai's clients include Adobe, Apple, WeTransfer, LUSH, the New Yorker, TED Talks, Yora, and more. She has received a number of international awards such as 3X3 Illustration Best of Show (Student Show), Adobe Design Award Honourable Mention, and a D&AD New Blood Wood Pencil.