Following the announcement of his new studio album for Warp, Oneohtrix Point Never shares a video for the first single “Long Road Home”.
A homage to Georges Schwizgebel‘s 1982 short film ‘Le ravissement de Frank N. Stein,’ which featured on the cover of Oneohtrix Point Never’s 2013 album R Plus Seven, the visual shows two seemingly sinister and otherworldly creatures courting romantically, dancing between basic human emotion and erotic dark humour, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.
The video is released ahead of the full album, Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, which drops on October 30th and marks his first new music since 2018’s critically lauded Age Of and 2019’s Uncut Gems soundtrack. The opening trilogy of songs, aptly named “Drive Time Suite”, showcase his earnest and enlightened approach to detailed sound design.
Speaking about the video, co-directors Charlie Fox and Emily Schubert said: ‘It’s a romantic fable about love and transformation, which grew out of a lot of wild philosophical conversations with Dan over the summer. We wanted to take these supposedly grotesque or demonic creatures and turn them into the weirdly adorable and heartbreaking protagonists of this courtship ritual. For a song that seems to be sung by something mutant and magical in a time when intimacy is craved and feared, it felt like a hot match; it just felt good inside. And all this stuff started oozing out’’.
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