Through thousands of hand-drawn frames each painted by watercolor, we experience the powerful magnetism of desire as one lonely man tries in vain to rescue a still-beating heart from the ocean floor. Animated for a stripped-down acoustic version of The Moondoggies’ song “Empress of the North,” the video goes beyond expectations, transporting us with a tale that feels both allegorical and deeply personal. “Empress of the North” is from the album Tidelands and is available on Hardly Art Records.

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