Zara Larsson recently dropped the music video for her single ‘Invisible,’ the end title track of the new Netflix Film, Klaus, directed by Sergio Pablos.
The beautifully hand-animated ‘Klaus’ tells the story of Jesper, a spoiled student of the Postal Academy who is placed on a distant island above the Arctic Circle in efforts to make him change his ways. The citizens of the small village are constantly fighting until Jesper teams up with Klaus, a toymaker living an isolated life on the other side of the island. Together, the two bring peace, harmony, and kindness to the village, and into their own lives as well.
Larsson’s ballad, written by award-winning songwriter Justin Tranter, ties into the theme of joy that comes along with spreading kindness, and doing selfless acts for others. Tranter has written for countless artists, including Selena Gomez, Jusin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, and more.
In an interview with GoldDerby, Tranter says that director Sergio Pablos told them the theme of Klaus, and showed them parts of storyboard. After this, Tranter began writing lyrics with a focus on that theme. Pablos wanted the song to have traditional Scandanivan influences, so Tranter worked with a Scandanivan producer in order to achieve the desired sound. From there, the 21-year-old Swedish pop star, Zara Larsson brought her powerful vocals to the track.
The music video incorporates scenes from Klaus, along with beautiful shots of Larsson singing and dancing in brightly colored outfits, through rooms of glass panels and in front of projections of the film.
The film and the music video complement one another nicely, and evoke the same sense of wonder with the strong use of visuals and message of the song. Zara Larsson’s soft, yet powerful energy in the vocals and performance in the video is the bow on top of it all (no pun intended.)