Blondie Release Comics-Inspired Video For ‘I Want to Drag You Around’
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Blondie have released the video for ‘I Want to Drag You Around,’ the first single from their upcoming album, ‘Ghosts of Download.’ The video (embedded above) builds upon the record’s artwork, which was created by noted comic-book artist J.H. Williams III and can be found below.
Williams is known for his work with Marvel and DC, including the ‘Batwoman,’ ‘Promethea’ and ‘Seven Soldiers’ series. He has won three Eisner Awards, the comics industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.
With 13 new songs, ‘Ghosts of Download’ is being released May 13 as part of a special two-record set called ‘Blondie 4(0) Ever.’ The second album, ‘Deluxe Redux,’ is comprised of newly recorded versions of their greatest hits. ‘Blondie 4(0) Ever’ will be available in several formats.
“So cool, it’s using my graphics!” Williams said on his website about the video. “I worked on this mid-last year, so all of the work has been waiting for a release date…I did all of the design work for ‘Ghosts,’ while the Hits portion was done by someone else. I worked on every visual aspect of this release, from concept, to cover design, to booklet design, and all the same for the Vinyl Double LP. There are different pieces or alterations for the CD versus the Vinyl, and the same situation for some foreign versions of the release– GO COLLECTORS GO!’