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Preconceptions of Race & Class Challenged in Striking New Animated Video for Charles X’s ‘Can You Do It’

Preconceptions of Race & Class Challenged in Striking New Animated Video for Charles X's 'Can You Do It'

On a rather slow news day… animation lovers should appreciate this.

Check out the below animated music video designed and directed by Parallel (Quentin Baillieux) for a track titled ‘Can You Do It’ from the album ‘Sounds of the Yesteryear’ by Charles X, which is now available through ALTER -K.

Released over the weekend, the intricately crafted mixed 3D/2D animation music video is produced by Eddy and was animated at Brunch Studio. 

From the creators: “This collaboration is intended to act as a social commentary which aims to cast light on perceived societal expectations and social norms by integrating elements and people from different walks of life to produce a striking animation. Quentin beautifully merges the typically highbrow sport of horse racing with the commonly misrepresented ‘mean streets’ of Pacoima, the proud birthplace of Charles X, to challenge any stereotypes or preconceptions of race and social class which may exist in modern day society. Quentin successfully communicates Charles’ intended message via the lens of an artificial world; through his own very unique and distinct style of animation.”

The team’s hope is that the collaboration between the artists will be viewed as “more than just an ordinary music video.”

Charles X is a 24 year old Los Angeles native with an international presence, who is known for his showman skills and soulful, old school style – a mix of hip-hop, soul and jazz music.

Check out his Soundcloud page here to listen to more of his music.

Watch the Quentin Baillieux-directed video for “Can You Do It” below:

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