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Flying Lotus Shares Shinichiro Watanabe-Directed Animated Video for “More” (Feat. Anderson .Paak

Flamagra Due Out May 24 via Warp

May 13, 2019 Shinichiro Watanabe Bookmark and Share

Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) is releasing a new album, Flamagra, on May 24 via Warp. Last week he shared another song from it, “More,” which features Anderson .Paak and was one of our Songs of the Week. Now he has shared a video for “More.” Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) directed the animated clip, which takes place on another planet and fittingly premiered Saturday night on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block. Watanabe and Ellison previously collaborated on Blade Runner Black Out 2022, the 2017 animated short film that was a prequel to the live action feature film Blade Runner 2049. Watch the “More” video below, followed by Flying Lotus’ upcoming tour dates.

Watanabe had this to say about the video in a press release: “Flying Lotus’ sound and Anderson .Paak’s rap on this track are just incredible. Their work greatly inspired me to direct this music video for them with some of the finest anime talents in Japan. Flying Lotus is such an amazing talent, so it is a great honor to work with Flying Lotus again after our first collaboration on Blade Runner Black Out 2022. We like working with each other so much that we are already collaborating on another series project of mine called Carole & Tuesday. Our creative team worked really hard to create this video for Lotus and we hope we did justice to this wonderful new track. Please enjoy!”

Previously Flying Lotus shared a video for Flamagra‘s first single, “Fire Is Coming” (the song and video both feature David Lynch). Then he shared two more songs from the album: “Spontaneous” (which features Little Dragon) and “Takashi,” a press release described the two songs as a “mini-suite.”

Flamagra is the first Flying Lotus album in five years, since 2014’s You’re Dead! The album also features Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi, Solange, and others.

Ellison had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “I’d been working on stuff for the past five years, but it was always all over the place. I’d always had this thematic idea in mind-a lingering concept about fire, an eternal flame sitting on a hill. Some people love it, some people hate it. Some people would go on dates there and some people would burn love letters in the fire.”

Flying Lotus Tour Dates:

FRI 8/9-SUN 8/11 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Outside Lands
SAT 8/10 - PORTLAND, OR - Roseland
SUN 8/11 - SEATTLE, WA - Showbox Sodo
MON 8/12 - BOISE, ID - Knitting Factory
WED 8/14 - MISSOULA, MT - The Wilma
THU 8/15 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Union
FRI 8/16 - DENVER, CO - The Mission Ballroom
SAT 8/17 - TAOS, NM - Taos Vortex
SUN 8/18 - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Tower Theatre
TUE 8/20 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - First Avenue
WED 8/21 - MADISON, WI - The Sylvee
SAT 8/24 - DETROIT, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
SUN 8/25 - TORONTO, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Mon 8/26 - MONTREAL, QC - Corona Theatre
TUE 8/27 - BOSTON, MA - House of Blues
THU 8/29 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Franklin Music Hall
Fri 8/30 - BROOKLYN - Brooklyn Mirage
MON 9/02 - PITTSBURGH, PA - Stage AE
TUE 9/03 - COLUMBUS, OH - Express Live
WED 9/04 - NASHVILLE, TN - Marathon Music Works
THU 9/05 - CINCINNATI, OH - Madison Theater
FRI 9/06 - CHARLOTTE, NC - The Fillmore
SAT 9/07 - RICHMOND, VA - The National
TUE 9/10 - RALEIGH, NC - The Ritz
WED 9/11 - ATLANTA, GA - Variety Playhouse
THU 9/12 - NEW ORLEANS, LA - Joy Theater
FRI 9/13 - HOUSTON, TX - Warehouse Live
SAT 9/14 - AUSTIN, TX - Emo’s
Sun 9/15 - DALLAS, TX - South Side Ballroom
WED 9/18 - PHOENIX, AZ - The Van Buren
THU 9/19 - SAN DIEGO, CA - House of Blues
Fri 9/20 - LOS ANGELES, CA - The Novo

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