John Orpheus continues to create summer magic, as they share the stunning new visuals for “Lost” a song from their GOATLIFE mixtape, released on June 29. The group has been riding the heatwave in their homebase of Toronto and beyond, recently rocking stages at Luanda House and Lula Lounge, with a July tour across Michigan. They’ll continue to do so with their community event series, Haus Orpheus, combining live performances, DJ sets, spoken word, and local vendors. See below for a complete list of dates.
The video for Lost was directed by Patrick Hodgson of Kicking Tire Films and was filmed in four takes, walking down a quiet residential street at sunset, to the delight of a few families watching! The theme and inspiration for the video was beautiful simplicity and the idea of endlessly walking/endless motion. The song itself is inspired by the concept that “a relentless love affair with art and music keeps life endlessly moving, but is the most satisfying way to be.”
The group previously launched videos for Parachute and a vibrant lyric piece for the title track, Goatlife.”Goats aren’t afraid to be themselves and neither are we,” John Orpheus says. “GOATLIFE is what Sarah, Chaenel and I have been building towards for 2 years. It’s everything we adore: AUTHENTIC, FUN and JIGGY AF.”
GOATLIFE is the culmination of two years of developing sound and building energy. The fourth and final mixtape in a series that established a sound equal parts Hip-Hop, Afropop and Dancehall, it finds J.O. and his swaggy Trinidadian drawl at its best. Filled with dancefloor ready jams and sing along anthems, it fulfills the promise of earlier mixtapes with a noticeably more pop and upbeat vibe.
Produced by Mike Schlosser at Little Noise Records, and written by J.O., with Afro rhythms laid down by partner in crime, Sarah Jane Riegler, the team has perfected its cocktail of fun, dance-ability and catchiness. Find yourself in the flow of Lost, party with the group at Afro Haus, and stay tuned for more John Orpheus.
HAUS ORPHEUS EVENTS IN TORONTO
September 2 – TDOT Fest (Canadian Urban Music Conference showcase) – Yonge Dundas Square
September 7– Afro Haus – Art Square Gallery (with DJ OWABOWA and DJ Kuya Rain) – Info & RSVP
September 19 – Speak Ya Truth – Art Square Gallery – Info & RSVP
September 28 – Afro Haus – Art Square Gallery (with DJ Damiger)