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Oneohtrix Point Never Shares Safdie Brothers-Directed Video
Christian Eede , November 13th, 2020 16:42

It follows the artist's soundtrack work on the brothers' films 'Good Time' and 'Uncut Gems'

Oneohtrix Point Never has enlisted the Safdie brothers to direct the video for recent album track 'Lost But Never Alone'.

The video, which you can watch above, continues a creative partnership that stretches back to the artist, real name Daniel Lopatin, producing the score for the brothers' 2017 film Good Time and following it up last year on the Adam Sandler-starring Uncut Gems. 'Lost But Never Alone' features on Lopatin's latest album, Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, which was released by Warp Records last month.

"Nostalgia is both warming and deeply depressing," states Josh Safdie, speaking about the video. "It's a love/hate relationship. Emotions themselves are haunting. [The video] 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."

He continues: "When the pandemic hit, Dan [Lopatin] and I sat around sharing airchecks from mid-level radio dials from yesteryear. 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."