Frank Ocean travels the world in his new video for “Lost,” from last year’s Channel Orange, skipping from one locale to another on a jet to skateboard, chat up locals and visit an art museum. Directed by Francisco Soriano, the video builds a montage of clips from personal moments that Ocean labels “summer 2012 in a Tumblr post. But at the end of the cheerful video, the lonely singer stares out at an ocean sunset from the backseat of a car – a sign that he’s still searching for something special.
New from M.I.A an agitprop dance record that restyled hip-hop as one big international block party, mixing up beatbox riddims, playground rhymes, left-field samples and gunshots. It was also, against all odds, a hit, which spawned a huge single and transformed M.I.A. from a cult heroine to an A-lister.
Premiere: Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s II. Hear the full album here