© 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.