In the grand tradition of Christmas-themed claymation videos, Kate Bush has unveiled "Mistraldespair," a new video that captures the best 145 seconds of her 13-minute-long epic "Misty." The song, which describes a fleeting love affair between a woman and an actual snowman, is one of the many highlights on Bush's "stunning" and "beguiling" new album '50 Words for Snow'. Keeping true to the song's message, 'Mistraldespair' finds a clay lady and her carrot-nosed lover engaging in a one-night stand, because the passionate evening literally makes the snowman melt. It's part-claymation classic 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer', part-'Basic Instinct', and completely awesome.
Here's some more animation from Bush, an excerpt from her Yeti tale "Wild Man":
- Kate Bush