Animal Collective has shared a new single from their forthcoming album named ‘Time Skiffs’. Through this bluntly single ‘Walker’, they have tried to pay a radiant tribute to the late Scott Walker.
The trippy new single ‘Walker’ was written around the time of Walker’s passing in 2019. In an interview, band member Panda Bear said, “Scott’s music has meant a lot to me,” Lennox said, “and he’ll always be a big inspiration”. Lennox has pointed out that there is “also a kind of exhaustion and resignation to the singer of ‘Walker’ that belies a darker layer”.
Fellow band member Avey Tare and his sister Abby have directed the music video of that song. Abby Portner said, “It was so much fun to collaborate with Dave on this video.”
Abby also added, “There were so many drawings and phone calls back and forth about how to make the record cover come to life and so much experimenting with movements of the band and acrobats to figure out how to get the flow right. I have never been on a set with so much excitement and clapping after takes when it all fell into place.”
The track ‘Walker’ has come as the second track of the album1 ‘Time Skiffs’. It is heard that after the album’s release, Animal Collective will head out for a North American tour.