Panda Bear has shared a video for “Tropic of Cancer” off his excellent Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. “Overall, that song is about sympathy for disease, trying to forgive disease, seeing it as just another thing in the universe that’s trying to survive,” Lennox told Pitchfork. The video was directed by his Animal Collective bandmate, Avey Tare, “in which many of the leitmotifs – family, the animal kingdom, death’s inevitability – are touched on in arrestingly beautiful color.” Watch the gorgeous color-filled video below.
Avey Tare also shared his thoughts on directing in a press release:
“It’s always been in the spirit of Animal Collective to want to collaborate in many artistic ways with each other. Having been a fan of Noah’s music since we were teenagers, it’s sweet to finally be able to collaborate with him on something other than just making sounds and songs. I also am thankful to get my first shot at making something a little more long running in the visual/video world. This is one of my favorite songs on the record, hence my being involved with it. I’m grateful and excited to have worked on every moment of it and to have worked with all the sweet people who helped me put it together.”