Panda Bear’s Trippy Song Gets Psychadelic Animation

December 16, 2014 | Prachi Gupta

The sleepy, late-night programming block of Adult Swim continues to overtake our cultural consciousness, recently dropping a psychadelic track by Panda Bear, otherwise known as Animal Collective’s Noah Benjamin Lennox. Now, San Francisco studio Encyclopedia Pictura has animated the song, “Boys Latin,” which will appear on forthcoming “Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper.”

In the video, a traveler stumbles upon an anemone with mysterious powers. According to album producer Pete Kember, the flowering plant represents the eponymous reaper as an “agent of change.”

The video directors told Rolling Stone:

“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.”

Zone out and float away by watching the video above.

(Image: Encyclopedia Pictura)