Lightborne imagines Billy Joel’s “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” as a graphic novel.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Billy Joel’s classic album “The Stranger” Lightborne was tapped by Sony Music and Creative Director Steve Cohen to produce an official animated music video for “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.” This epic 7:32 minute song was originally released in a time “before music videos,” so we were excited about the creative challenge and privilege to bring Billy’s masterful story telling and musicianship to life via a graphic novel-like animation and illustration style. “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” off of The Stranger is included in the brand new The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1 boxset available November 5, 2021. To learn more about the project and process check out this quick behind the scenes video: