Three eclectic music worlds have come together as today marks the formal beginning of LSD, a new project involving UK artist/producer Labrinth, Sia and Diplo (hence the name) following months of speculation. With Sia having previously worked with Labrinth for her Wonder Woman soundtrack contribution, “To Be Human”, it doesn’t come as the biggest surprise.
They have shared the first collaborative song from their forthcoming album. Titled “Genius“, it features both Sia’s and Labrinth’s vocals over playful, hallucinatory, synth-laden, bass-rocking production that will quickly grow on you if it hasn’t from the jump. Not to mention a catchy hook that will stick indefinitely. And that’s just the song.
The video accompaniment is something of pure marvel. An animated video directed by Ben Jones (with animation by Bento Box Entertainment and illustration by Gabriel Alcala, it feels like the world of Mr. Benn but much more trippy. Each member has their own befitting animated avatar in the enactment of a love fantasy. Gimmick or not, this might be the best thing you see in a while.