Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) by Sparks

Sparks (Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael) have just released their new video for “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me),” the latest single from their upcoming full-length album Hippopotamus – out September 8 via BMG. The stop-motion video for “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)” was meticulously directed and designed by animator / puppeteer Joseph Wallace, pairing his visually arresting animation with Sparks’ musically uplifting, yet, lyrically melancholic track.

“Perfectly capturing the mood of the song Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me), the video is also a rapturous work of art in its own right. Perhaps Sparks’ best video ever.” – Ron and Russell Mael, Sparks.

Sparks
Hippopotamus
Official Tracklisting

01. Probably Nothing
02. Missionary Position
03. Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
04. Scandinavian Design
05. Giddy Giddy
06. What The Hell Is It This Time?
07. Unaware
08. Hippopotamus
09. Bummer
10. I Wish You Were Fun
11. So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play?
12. When You’re A French Director (featuring Leos Carax)
13. The Amazing Mr. Repeat
14. A Little Bit Like Fun
15. Life With The Macbeths

International Tour Dates

09/10 – Ateliér Babylon, Bratislava, Slovakia
09/11 – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
09/12 – Columbia Theatre; Berlin, Germany
09/14 – Paard van Troje; Den Haag, Netherlands
09/15 – Den Atelier; Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
09/16 – Ancienne Belgique; Brussels, Belgium
09/18 – Waterfront; Norwich, UK (SOLD OUT)
09/19 – Boiler Shop; Newcastle, UK
09/20 – Queens Hall; Edinburgh, UK (SOLD OUT)
09/22 – O2 Ritz; Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
09/23 – Rock City; Nottingham, UK
09/24 – O2 Institute 1; Digbeth, UK
09/26 – O2 Academy; Bristol, UK
09/27 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire; London, UK
09/28 – 02 Shepherds Bush Empire; London, UK
10/01 – La Gaîté Lyrique; Paris, France

US Tour Dates

10/10 – Le Poisson Rouge; New York, NY
10/11 – Le Poisson Rouge; New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
10/14 – El Rey Theatre; Los Angeles, CA
10/15 – El Rey Theatre; Los Angeles, CA
10/17 – El Rey Theatre; Los Angeles, CA
10/20 – The Chapel; San Francisco, CA (7PM)
10/20 – The Chapel; San Francisco, CA (11:30PM)