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The MuchFACT-funded video was directed by Sammy Rawal and and shot over two days in Mexico City. "Lost Kitten" tells a gorgeous story of an unusual search for home. It follows acclaimed ballroom dancer/actor Sheldon McIntosh (otherwise known as Tynomi Banks, the name he goes by when performing in drag in his native Toronto) and showcases Rawal's hyper-stylized approach in the use of bold color and unique choreography.
"Lost Kitten" re-imagines the archetype of a hero's journey, as Sheldon searches for his house mother - an "angel." Sheldon's massive presence is amplified with a sequin jacket and kitten heels as his mysterious pilgrimage leads him through Mexico City into the canal maze of Xochimilco on a flat-bottomed trajinera. He reaches his destiny, delivering an epic vogueing performance to celebrate his reunion with his house mother.
"Lost Kitten" was the track that helped launch the innovative new Synthetica app in mid-November. The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch interactive song experience brings both Synthetica and Synthetica Reflections (the recently released companion album) to fans and allows them to remix, filter and sequence songs as they see fit. Users can change instruments and their speeds and turn tracks on or off to create their own Metric-inspired musical creations. Download the app for free via http://smarturl.it/metricapp.
Metric continues to tour, with dates currently in Malaysia and the Philippines, the band will round out December 2013 in Australia and New Zealand. See further details at: www.ilovemetric.com.
Brownville’s Jesus mixtape coming soon.
Drake put out one of our favorite albums of the year a while back, and since then has been on tour with Miguel and Future. It’s a trifecta of amazing musicians, so we sent photographer Colin McLaughlin over to the Moda Center in Portland to capture the show. Check out our gallery above, and look for Future’s new album Honest next year.
By releasing the uncut version of “Medusa”, GEMS lift a veil that we never knew existed, revealing two additional minutes that originally opened the song we already know and love. The clip that didn’t make the final cut differs from the rest, but it provides a musical and lyrical backdrop that had been missing before. There’s more apparent interplay between GEMS’ Cliff Usher and Lindsay Pitts, something that’s visible in their live show, yet harder to discern when Lindsay handles much of the vocals on recordings. Now that GEMS have shared another hint of how to take on “Medusa,” I have a hunch that the conversation about one of 2013′s most talked-about tracks is about to restart.
Stream it below, or snag a free download of the track by signing up for GEMS’ email list.
STREAM: GEMS — “Medusa (Uncut)”
The British producer Jon Hopkins released the conceptual dance album Immunity earlier this year, and now director Tom Haines has effectively translated that album’s aesthetic into the music-video form. Haines’s clip for the thumping album track “Collider” features a girl who has an intense, hedonistic, club-night experience and who then relives that experience during the daylight hours. At least, I think that’s what’s happening. Watch the video below.