Chicago-bred production duo Louis The Child have shared the timely and uplifting video for their recent single “Little Things,” a collaboration with Detroit singer/songwriter Quinn XCII and up-and-coming artist Chelsea Cutler which entered the Spotify US Viral Charts at #31. Directed by Stefano Bertelli from Italy in complete lockdown (a filmmaker who’s also worked with artists like lovelytheband, Coyu & Moby and Robbie Williams), the animated visual delivers an emotionally powerful and incredibly imaginative take on quarantine-style videos.
A brilliant work of paper-cutout stop-motion animation, the video for “Little Things” journeys through a city on lockdown, offering glimpses into the loneliness of life in self-quarantine. But as the sweet and shimmering song unfolds, bursts of sunshine and magically beaming rainbows bring in an undeniable sense of hope. Featuring animated portrayals of Louis The Child’s Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett, the video ultimately makes a heartwarming statement on the transportive power of music and the possibility for connection in isolation. View more of Bertelli’s work here.
Released earlier this month, “Little Things” was instantly praised by Dancing Astronaut as a “vibrant dance-pop smash.” In creating the nostalgia-soaked duet, Louis The Child worked from a song initially penned by Jon Bellion, preserving some of the New York-bred singer/rapper/songwriter’s original vocal layers in the chorus, drop, and beatbox. Soon after weaving in vocals from their longtime friends Chelsea Cutler (who appeared on Louis the Child’s 2017 EP Love is Alive) and Quinn XCII (who collaborated with the duo on their 2018 single “The City”), Louis The Child found new meaning in the song’s message of appreciation for life’s simplest moments.
“Although this song was started years ago, it feels like it couldn’t be coming out at a better time,” said Hauldren and Kennett. “As our daily lifestyles adapt to the current state of the world, it seems to be the little things that mean the most right now. Things that we may take for granted in our normal lives seem so important and impactful now.”
About Louis The Child:
Louis The Child is a Chicago-bred production duo comprised of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett. After landing three singles on the Hot Dance/Electronic songs chart in 2017, they delivered a series of exciting releases in 2018, including collaborations with artists like Joey Purp and Quinn XCII, as well as “Better Not” ft. Wafia — a #1 hit on the US iTunes Electronic charts, featured on their EP Kids at Play. Also in 2018, Louis The Child scored the #58 spot on the first-ever Billboard Dance 100 artist rankings, then moved up to the #46 spot on the 2019 list.