Oneohtrix Point Never shares new video by Uncut Gems directors
Oneohtrix Point Never has revealed a new video for ‘Lost But Never Alone’, directed by Uncut Gems directors Josh and Benny Safdie.
The collaboration follows on from their work together on Uncut Gems, released last year, which established them as the most visceral and enticing director/composer partnership in contemporary cinema.
Having originally bonded over a shared love of cult music and film, the psyche-bending video for ‘Lost But Never Alone’ weaves imagery and performances into a defining epic whole.
Speaking of the video, Josh Safdie said: “nostalgia is both warming and deeply depressing. It’s a love/hate relationship. Emotions themselves are haunting. LBNA is a haunted piece of surfing— a screen-capture of our desire to pull meaning from the past at all times and the triumph of breaking through it with something else.”
“When the pandemic hit, Dan and I sat around sharing airchecks from mid-level radio dials from yesteryear,” he continues. “Cut up and edited so as to evade copyright problems playing entire songs. The results are these 40 min streams of time captured with snippets of radio-songs…. Aptly, one station in particular was known as ‘Beautiful Music.’ As the album took shape and I’d hear pieces of tracks, cut ups a la Steve Reich, the ghosts of upper and lower dial radio started to haunt me, I loved the feeling. I love the album and this song in particular fills me with a deep sense of sadness, angst, loneliness, creativity and of course triumph. We’re all lost but never alone.”
‘Lost But Never Alone’ is taken off Oneohtrix Point Never’s new album, Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, and is already gaining traction as one of the most acclaimed release of the year.
Watch the video below…