It's an old cliche to view the music video as exploring a band's output.
However in the case of Grizzly Bear, this hackneyed old expression has a germ of truth. 'gun-shy' is a stand out moment on recent album 'Shields' marking one of the most blissfully beautiful points on the album.
Given the visual treatment, director Kris Moyes decided to really hone in on the band. Exploding Grizzly Bear on a molecular level, the video contains some striking visuals to act as a counterpoint to the music.
"The idea came from a question: if the creative energy of any living organism could be seen, what would it look like?" Kris Moyes explained. "Ed, Daniel, T and Bear demonstrate where their creative energy is located by extracting their hair, nails, skin, sweat, tears and blood. This is an invitation for a very rare glimpse of what creative energy could look like on a molecular level, if it could be seen."
Watch it now.
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Earlier today Grizzly Bear confirmed plans for their largest ever UK show. Set to headline and curate I'll Be Your Mirror this Spring, the band will play Alexandra Palace on May 5th alongside the likes of I Break Horses, The Walkmen, Tortoise and more.
Tickets go on general sale this Thursday (January 31st) at 9am.