Noah "Panda Bear" Lennox shared this hypnotic video for the lead track from Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, out early in 2015. The trippy animated clip follows the story of a shaggy-haired hero who encounters a magical anemone and is forever transformed. The visuals were directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch from Encyclopedia Pictura, who have worked on videos from Björk, Grizzly Bear, and Metronomy in the past.
"We tried hard to bring out the vibe of that alternating melody that Noah is singing. We wondered what that should look and feel like from a synesthesia perspective," Saxon said in a statement. "We've always believed that shapes and forms themselves have emotional meaning. For example, round things are often cute and non-threatening, while spiky things usually seem dangerous. We ran with that idea by creating these dynamic forms that grow out of our characters as they deal with their emotions."
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper is out January 13 on Domino.