Great Job, Internet!: Frankie Cosmos’ new video is an animated short film chock-full of sci-fi references

Sam Kogon clearly wanted something unusual for the music video of “I Was Always Talking,” his moody, down-in-the-mouth “friend breakup” duet with folk-rocker Frankie Cosmos. And he definitely got it, thanks to Hotdog Sandwich, a filmmaking duo consisting of Malcolm Rizzuto and Spencer Garrison. Hotdog Sandwich created a four-minute animated sci-fi film in which Cosmos’ character is apparently an alien living among humans, disguising her appearance with a wig. Kogon must suspect something is up, though, when he catches Cosmos levitating. Alas, she is beamed aboard a flying saucer and whisked away (crying, no less) to a distant, harsh-looking world in another part of the universe, leaving Kogon dejected and alone on Earth. “Ex-lovers torn apart by starscape,” says an alien observer, whose strange speech has been helpfully translated via subtitles. “Now human boy alone eternity. Human boy write song about the infinite sad.” Ah, yes, it’s the classic …

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