What is quite possibly one of the best modern music videos, “I Lived on the Moon”, is certainly one of the most stunningly captivating pieces of musical entertainment ever to be visualized.
“I Lived on the Moon” is a lucid step into the world of Yannig Puig and Kwoon, as they portray a story about a father teaching his boy of life on the moon through the art of dreaming. As the song develops, the boy travels through the world of dreams encountering creatures of various types, eventually facing the sun along with its violent counterparts. Tightly eluding the sun, the boy rides away into the night, living his dreams and evading the hostility of society. Puig’s immaculate use of color, composition, and abstract conceptualization are impeccably synchronized with the emotionally powerful tones of Kwoon, easily making “I Lived on the Moon” a masterpiece for all, forever.
The amazing visual euphoria is credited to the awe-inspiring compositional mastermind of animator Yannick Puig.
The song, “I lived on the moon”, is beautifully orchestrated by the post-rock phenomenon Kwoon, off their album Tales and Dreams. Kwoon is a Cantonese word that refers to a training hall for Chinese martial arts, similar to a Dojo.
I know you’ve already fallen in love with both Yannick and Kwoon, so check out the movie’s site! You can read about Yannick’s inspiration in making the short, see original artwork stills, conceptual work, and lyrical content for the song, “I Lived on the Moon.”