Musical duo Tegan and Sara released the music video for their track “Hang on to the Night,” which might catch the eye of “Bojack Horseman” fans. The two rock some major similarities – especially since the star of the clip is an animated horse – and that’s because the clip was directed and illustrated by Lisa Hanawalt, production designer and producer for the Netflix comedy.
The singing-songwriting sisters reached out to Hanawalt and entrusted her with the creative direction for the video. “When [Lisa] sent me her drawings, I already felt very realized, as if she saw me,” Sara told Nylon. The song was a response to a number of sudden deaths in the sibling’s family and their anxiety about morality. The video explores, both literally and figuratively, the “regenerative” aspect of the night. “If you can manage to hang on, you can face another day,” Sara added.
The “Bojack” artist was inspired by traditional folklore and moments from “Fantasia” and had Nicole Stafford in charge of animation. The story follows a purple horse who is the guardian of the night sky and two star-crossed lover cats who share intimates moments and then take to the sky. The trippy video also features a slew of exotic creatures (just wait until you see the snakes with breasts) who are awaken by the horse and dancing half-human/half-plants.
“Hang on to the Night” appears on the duo’s latest album “Love You to Death.” Watch the video below: