Ra Ra Riot is getting animated for the new Netflix series The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, and we have the first peek at the indie rocker's educational new song and cartoon music video for a tribute to South Pole explorer "Captain Robert Falcon Scott."
As if the title wasn't enough to give it away, "Captain Robert Falcon Scott" tells the story of the historic South Pole explorer, who died on his second scientific expedition into the Antarctic as he searched for the South Pole and signs of previous life in the icy region. For Ra Ra Riot vocalist Wes Miles, his choice for an educational topic was an easy one.
"I've always been fascinated by Robert Falcon Scott," he said in an email to Music Times. "I find his writing, letters and exploration documentation, to be very poetic and although he was actually beat to the South Pole by the Norwegians I think his story is inspiring and - hopefully! - will be fun for kids to hear about."
For the music video, which Miles said he "couldn't stop laughing" while watching, Ra Ra Riot moves from the set of The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show into the world of Robert Falcon Scott, complete with wooly hats and gloves, falcons and plenty of ice.
"Having been a long time viewer of the old show I was on board immediately. It all came up while we were separated but the rest of the band was psyched as well, and the song came together really fast," Miles said about the whole experience, which included his first time as a cartoon character.
Watch the exclusive clip below:
Ra Ra Riot, who joined The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show after their friends Jukebox the Ghost contributed a song "Black Hole," is just one of many acts set to appear on the new series, which is set to debut on Netflix on Oct. 9. Other artists tapped for the Oct. 2 soundtrack include JD McPherson, Zachary Hexum and Lauren Vogel and more.