Wes Anderson has directed a new, animated music video for Jarvis Cocker’s rendition of the 1965 Christophe track “Aline”, performed as the fictional pop star Tip Top.
The song is one fo several French pop covers to feature on Cocker’s musical counterpart to Anderson’s The French Dispatch. Titled Chansons d’Ennui, the record will also include versions of tracks by Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, Marie LaFôret, Jacques Dutronc, and more.
Illustrated by Javi Aznarez, the “Aline” music video follows Tip Top on a tour through the fictional French town of Anderson’s upcoming film, via the Metro, the prison asylum, and a hot air balloon ride with Bill Murray. On the way, he also meets members of The French Dispatch cast, including animated versions of characters played by Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Benicio Del Toro, and Christoph Waltz.
Split across three storylines, The French Dispatch is described as “a love letter to journalists”, revolving around the French outpost of a 20th-century American magazine. In July, Searchlight Pictures shared a teaser clip depicting a bathroom scene between Chalamet’s young revolutionary, Zeffirelli, and McDormand’s veteran journalist, Lucinda Krementz.
The full film is set to be released in cinemas on October 22, alongside Cocker’s Chansons d’Ennui and the official soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat.