Swollen Members have tapped producer/director
Todd McFarlane, creator of the comic Spawn to direct the video for their newest
single “Breath”. The video will also feature long time friend Nelly
“I'm a huge fan of his comic books, and
I collect his toys, so we're very excited about being able to make a video with
Todd McFarlane,” Mad Child of Swollen Members told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
“It's a great honor to be able to work with
him,” added Prevail. “He is the one who inspired me to get into comic
books in the first place. He is a very talented visual artist, and we're very
excited to see what we can do together.”
Todd McFarlane has previously delved into the
world of music by creating award-winning music videos for such groups as Pearl
Jam and Korn. He collaborated with Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam to create the animated
video “Do The Evolution”. The video went on to receive more than 40
international artistic awards, and was nominated for a 1999 Grammy Award in
the category of Best Short Form Music Video. Todd also produced Korn's “Freak
On A Leash” video, which went on to win a Grammy and two MTV Video Awards.
Overseeing production for Todd McFarlane Entertainment
will be company president and producer Terry Fitzgerald. "Being a fan of
the band and fellow Canadian, I was intrigued when they called on us to work
on this video, a mere month after picking up their new album here in Los Angeles,"
“Breath”, the latest single from Swollen
Members new album, Monsters In The Closet, is currently being serviced to radio
and is gaining momentum across Canada.
The video for “Breath” will be shot
in mid-December for a premiere in January 2003.