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See Flying Lotus Play a Death Angel in Haunting New Video

In the latest ‘You’re Dead!’ video, “Coronus, the Terminator,” a man tries to escape his fate in Los Angeles

As the album title You’re Dead! suggests, the great inevitable plays a prominent role of producer Flying Lotus‘ 2014 LP, and the spooky new music video for the track “Coronus, the Terminator” further cements that theme. “I’m happy that the visual encapsulates the meaning of the record and this ambition,” Flying Lotus said in a statement. “For me, ‘Coronus’ is one of the most important moments on You’re Dead! and holds ideas I’m planning to explore in my future work.”

In the video, a dying man has an out-of-body experience in the moments before he passes away. Seeing three dust-covered angels of death in his home – one of them Flying Lotus – the dying man runs away and hops aboard a city bus occupied by another angel resembling a relative of his, a teenaged boy with one arm. The teenager leads the dying man through a homeless tent city and ultimately to the Los Angeles River, where the dying man is gunned down by the Uzi-toting teenager just before dawn; back in reality, the man finally passes away.

“Coronus, the Terminator” follows the similarly haunting video for FlyLo’s “Never Catch Me,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, which took place at a mournful church funeral and the downright disgusting animated clip for “Ready Err Not.” Flying Lotus will take You’re Dead!, one of Rolling Stone‘s 50 Best Albums of 2014 and one of our 20 Best Dance Albums candidates, on the road this summer with festival appearances already booked for Coachella, Governors Ball and Bonnaroo.

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