Experimental electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never—aka Daniel Lopatin—has released a music video for his recent single “Long Road Home.”
“Long Road Home” is one track of three on the OPN release Drive Time Suite, which will form part of his upcoming album Magic Oneohtrix Point Never. The quirky stop-motion clip centers on two hellish beings, whose initial fleeting interactions lead to some uncomfortably intimate moments.
The video, co-directed by Charlie Fox and Emily Schubert, is an homage to Swiss director Georges Schwizgebel’s cult 1982 film Le Ravissement de Frank N Stein. OPN had previously referenced the film on the artwork of his 2013 LP R Plus Seven.
“We wanted to take these supposedly grotesque or demonic creatures and turn them into the weirdly adorable and heartbreaking protagonists of this courtship ritual,” Fox and Schubert explained in a statement. “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.”
Since his last studio album, 2018’s Age Of, Lopatin worked on the soundtrack to the Safdie brothers’ 2019 film Uncut Gems starring Adam Sandler. He also contributed to The Weeknd’s latest album After Hours.
Magic Oneohtrix Point Never will be released on October 30. Watch the video for “Long Road Home” here: