Watch: Joe Satriani shares an animated music video for Yesterday’s Yesterday

Directed by the guitar virtuoso’s son, ZZ Satriani.

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Joe Satriani has shared an animated music video for Yesterday’s Yesterday, one of the songs taken from his latest studio album, Shapeshifting.

The music video continues the collaboration between Satriani and his son, ZZ, who had also directed the live-action music video for Nineteen Eighty, taken from the same album. ZZ Satriani was also responsible for directing and co-writing 2018’s Beyond The Supernova, a tour documentary revolving around his father’s European and Asian tour in support of Shockwave Supernova.

Following the release of the music video for Yesterday’s Yesterday, the Satrianis took to Facebook to reach out to fans, asking for help to decide the duo’s next collaboration. See the full post below.

Now that “Yesterday’s Yesterday” is out, help Joe and ZZ choose their next music video collaboration! We'll be counting…

Posted by Joe Satriani on Friday, July 31, 2020

Shapeshifting released this April and is the seventeenth studio album from Satriani. An extensive world tour was to have followed the record’s release, had it not been postponed due to COVID-19.

While in lockdown, Satriani told Guitar.com that his work on new material had already begun. “If this were a normal time, I wouldn’t start a new album till after I was done touring Shapeshifting,” he said. “But as I was eyeing a 12-month pause, I said, ‘Well, I may as well get creative and make some more music.’”

The upcoming material is said to be split between a vocal-centric record and an instrumental one. On the latter, Satriani described it as “kind of way out” from some of his established writing norms.

“It’s not the antithesis to Shapeshifting, but an entirely different view of what I like to play and listen to. It removes some stylistic fences and broadens my writing scope a little bit,” he said, concluding that drummer Kenny Aronoff’s first impressions of the material was that it sounded “like some weird version of Weather Report or something.”

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