VIDEO: “Apocalypse” by DeAnne Smith Will Rip Out Your Heart, Brains, Entrails

Sweet Lesbian Jesus, I didn’t think I could love DeAnne Smith more than I already did. Comedienne extraordinaire, esteemed creator of Nerdy Love Song (with kitten interlude), forever in the hearts of all A-Campers, and now chanteuse behind the smash hit song “Apocalypse,” a love song animated with four hands and a sketchbook full of awesome. Y’all, DeAnne Smith has ripped my heart out and now it’s beating in her stupid dumb hands. That’s how much I love this.

God, DeAnne. You just get me.


Song by DeAnne Smith. Mixed by Christopher Fox at Foxhole Studios, Montreal. Animation by Bobby McGlynn & Bec Hill. Filming by Stef Keegan. 


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    glad you guys like this! 2 things for the record. (is there a record? is THIS the record?!)

    1. i asked bec (the brilliant cartoonist/animator) to make the characters gender neutral but somehow that didn’t happen. i still love it, but i would have loved it a tiny bit more if it wasn’t gendered.

    2. the song grew from the first chorus: “completely terrifying, kinda hilarious, you take my heart, rip it through my chest, and now it’s beating in your stupid dumb hands…and i’m dead.” i added the zombie theme to, you know, give it some silly context and not make myself THE SAPPIEST, MOST RIDICULOUS person in the world. hahahahaha zombies, you know?

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