Panda Bear—the solo project of Animal Collective member Noah Lennox—has unveiled a striking, 3D-animated video for "Boys Latin." Taken from his forthcoming Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper LP, which arrives midway through January via Domino, the video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch of San Francisco-based animation studio Encyclopedia Pictura, and reportedly tells the story of a young woman whose hike along a coastal tide pool "turns unreal when her encounter with a sea anemone triggers a phantasmagorical reaction."
"We tried hard to bring out the vibe of that alternating melody that Noah is singing," Saxon says. "We wondered what that should look and feel like from a synesthesia perspective. 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."
Further details of Panda Bear's forthcoming Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper album can be found here, and the video for "Boys Latin" can be watched below.