Jeff Buckley's meditative cover of Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman" is among the highlights from the late singer-songwriter's recent posthumous compilation LP, "You and I". A pair of design studios, Interlude and Blind, have teamed to create an interactive, animated clip for the song that allows fans to explore the emotional trajectory of a love story.
The video, styled like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, lets viewers change the narrative by clicking on 73 different story cells. According to the video creators, this results in roughly 1 sexdecillion (one with 51 zeroes after it) versions of the same clip. The selections also develop the music: While the track begins with Buckley's voice and a guitar, the arrangement can swell to include choir and orchestra, resulting in 16,000 combinations, Mashable reports.
"The goal of this video is for both existing and new fans to enjoy many ways of experiencing the music, and for each individual audience member to return over and over to be involved with the emotion differently each time," Yoni Block, Interlude CEO and co-founder, said.
You and I features 10 songs Buckley recorded for Columbia Records at producer Steve Addabbo's Shelter Island Sound studio in February 1993, in an attempt to carve out a distinct musical direction. The album features eight covers – including the Smiths' "I Know It's Over," Sly & the Family Stone and Led Zeppelin – along with two originals, "Grace" and "Dream of You and I."