'Hypermetamorphosis' [Music Video] by The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara

‘Hypermetamorphosis’ explores the challenges of living with ADHD while also raising awareness of the creative potential of the condition.

This is a journey through the ADHD mind. Both the song and video simulate what it is like to have ADHD, both visually and audibly. It shows the chaos, and the cacophony of the ADHD experience, but also its positive sides. The stream of consciousness lyrics, dissonant melodies, and erratic rhythm and structure, recreates a sensory and cognitive experience of how the ADHD brain processes, perceives and interprets the world. The music video was created by us — and also by someone who lives with ADHD. It is a simulation of the world, experienced through the ears and eyes of someone with ADHD.

The title, ‘Hypermetamorphosis’ is an old term from the 1800s, one of the many terms which was used to refer to the ADHD. Despite the negativity which has often come with understanding the condition throughout history, modern science and new therapeutic innovations have allowed us to finally come to realise this important fact: It is the very chaos and restlessness of how the ADHD mind processes information and ideas — that allows the ADHD mind to find connections and flows in a way that is inaccessible through the filter of rationality in a neurotypical brain. This is pure creativity.

We hope that what we created will help people gain a deeper understanding and empathy for those who are close to someone with ADHD, whether he or she is your child, parent, partner, relative, friend, or colleague. Most importantly, we hope to inspire anyone who is struggling living with ADHD, and to help encourage them all to be fearless, in unleashing that powerful, vibrant, and immense creative energy that's buried underneath all the chaos. You are not alone.

  • Daphne Ang
  • Andrea Papi
  • TCOMAS Studio
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Music Video, Mental Health, ADHD Awareness
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Daphne Ang, Andrea Papi

About The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara
Hailed as ‘pioneers of a new form of expression’ through the performance of poetry in music, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) are a UK-based duo comprising Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy), who came together in London in early 2020 to record their debut album, Full Spectrum, released on 26 Feb 2021. Breaking new ground in the way they combine progressive music, poetry, and vision, TCOMAS fills a gap in music by bringing literature, theatre, and history, fusing rock and metal, with poetry performance. Their sophomore album, Trust No Leaders, was released on July 1, 2022.

About TCOMAS Studio
London based multidisciplinary artists and musicians working across video, illustration, graphic design, painting and poetry. Trained in art history and honing their craft initially through creating visuals and videos for their own band, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara,TCOMAS Studio now provides creative direction for other musicians, as well as creating conceptual music videos and visuals for Spotify and designing cover artwork for albums. Drawing from a deep seated interest in Jungian psychology and mystical traditions of the east and west, their creations focus on capturing the human experience and consciousness, and aspects of the inner worlds of the unconscious, bringing together materials from the past and present to create new works of art.

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