Becoming Yourself with Jerry Paper and animator Steve Smith

Making Ways: The Art of Music

Jun 24 2021 • 53 mins

We implore you to watch the music videos for Cholla, My God, and Your Cocoon, they will most certainly blow your mind. Lucas Nathan aka Jerry Paper makes music that is chill, breezy, absurd, and as Lucas puts it: funny with a touch of sadness. Steve is one of the most talented 3D animators out there and he’s worked with Team Coco, Snapchat, and edited the TBS TV series The Dress Up Gang. Both Lucas and Steve have done various TV projects including work for Adult Swim. In this conversation, we talk about the creative collaboration between Lucas and Steve on Jerry Paper’s music videos, go into the making of Jerry Paper’s latest album Abracadabra, and discuss Lucas and Steve’s art and music origin stories. You’re in for a truly unique conversation with two fascinating, funny, and very talented creators.

Follow Making Ways for stories behind the art of music. Learn more at Check out Jerry Paper’s music at and see more from Steve Smith at All music used by permission of the band, label, and publisher.

A big thanks to Bree Wilkinson at Yes Please for helping to make this episode possible.

Cholla music video:

My God music video:

Your Cocoon music video:

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