In Grizzly Bear’s latest video director Kris Moyes has the guys undergoing a series of bodily extractions, their blood, skin, hair, and nails are removed with a wide range of tools including razor blades, scissors, knives, IV tubes, and more in the Shields track “Gun Shy.”
The band shared a statement from the director on Tumblr.
“The idea came from a question:- if the creative energy of any living organism could be seen, what would it look like? Ed, Daniel, T and Bear demonstrate where their creative energy is located. 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.”
So there you have it, this is an experiment for extracting creativity."