Jack Johnson builds and breaks down walls in the clever lyric video for “My Mind Is for Sale,” the first single off Johnson’s new album, All the Light Above It Too. The LP is set for release September 8th via his own Brushfire Records. “My Mind is For Sale” is packed with sharp lyrics skewering President Trump, but Johnson delivers his barbs with a gentle and dexterous touch over an effervescent instrumental groove.
Johnson tells Rolling Stone he shot the lyric video for “My Mind Is for Sale” on his iPhone using an animation app. In the stop-motion clip, the musician uses blocks with the song’s lyrics scribbled on them to build up walls before kicking them down after a phrase is completed. “I don’t care for your paranoid ‘us against them’ walls,” Johnson sings. “I don’t care for your careless ‘me first, gimme gimme’ appetite at all.”
“My kids helped me make it,” Johnson says of the “My Mind Is for Sale” video. “Now their blocks have words written all over them. It was the cheapest video I ever made. $0.”