© Justin Broadbent
Less than a month after revealing a complex display of collapsing worlds for the video to Metric’s most recent album title-track “Synthetica,” the band debuts the colorful and flamboyant video for “Lost Kitten.” Watch it here.
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.
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.