Though the Northeast is still enduring a chilly Arctic front, Brooklyn indie-rockers Grizzly Bear bask in the sunlight in their new video for Shields track “Gun-Shy.” The musicians hang in a sunny park and hold a picnic, but all is not normal. When the camera isn’t focused on mundane details, like eyeballs, shirttails and flowers, it’s capturing jerky repeating motions that look like they’re based on a checkup at the doctor. Everything is twitchy, like perpetual gifs tranferred into real life.
“The idea came from a question: if the creative energy of any living organism could be seen, what would it look like?” director Kris Moyes said in a statement. “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.” Creative energy looks kind of creepy.