For the video of Destroyer’s Times Square, you would expect a visual that matches the vivid imagery that Dan Bejar creates in his triumphant new single. But, there’s not a neon light or block party in sight for the Vancouver native’s latest clip; instead, there’s a group of furry characters who look as though they have been ripped out of Jim Henson’s sketchbook.
Directed and animated by Shayne Ehman, there’s a good reason why the latest preview of 'Poison Season' has a different spin on the tale of Jesus, Jacob, Judy, and Jack:
“We ended up just wandering around New York till 3 am, and the city seemed completely dead. We could have been anywhere, really,” the filmmaker says. “"I needed to get outside and shoot in natural light in order to serve as a sort of conduit for those 'forces of nature in love…' which seem to rule the song," he continues. "I let the sun do its thing and let the earth do its thing and watched time unfold. I watched the clouds unfold and unpack and pack up. I was at their mercy, completely."
Watch the video for Times Square above and read our recent conversation with Destroyer here.
Poison Season is out tomorrow (August 28th) through Dead Oceans (pre-order).