The song is simply called “Video Games,” and it is by Minneapolis-based musician Jeremy Messersmith, with visuals by animator Eric Power. The track is the newest installment in Messersmith’s Mixtape for the Milky Way project (Spotify), which he describes as “a celebration of sonic minimalism and introspective non-fiction songwriting.”
This isn’t the first time Messersmith and Power have teamed up; you may remember another paper-animated video for Messersmith’s song “Tatooine” making the rounds online several years ago:
I’ve been a fan of Messersmith’s music for years, so the “Video Games” video represents a very specific intersection of my personal interests. If you also enjoy it, I encourage you to check out his albums! In these especially dark times, it can be nice to think about a future in which everybody gets a kitten.