Fleet Foxes conjure an eerie atmosphere on their new "Fool's Errand" video. Director Sean Pecknold, older brother of Fleet Foxes singer Robin Pecknold, has collaborated with the band previously.
In the clip, a woman wearing all black contorts as if possessed while standing near an ocean. Meanwhile, groups of people wearing red, white, brown and yellow garments join in intricate choreography while walking toward a hillside. In the finale, which recalls the disturbing surrealism of Lars von Trier, the camera zooms in on a dark forest to reveal a wolf in the backseat of a car.
Like "Third of May," "Fool's Errand" is a progressive-folk track highlighted by multiple mood/tempo shifts and anchored by Pecknold's trademark vocal harmonies.