There’s something really creepy about kids in classic varsity high school jackets all hanging around a smoky bus in the dark. Then you give those kids candles, and things are really spooky, but spooky isn’t exactly the goal of Jai Wolf and Chelsea Jade’s music video for “Lost,” premiering exclusively on Billboard Dance today (Oct. 16).
“Feeling ‘lost’ is such a common theme in life,” Jai Wolf, aka Sajeeb Saha, tells Billboard in an emailed statement. “Drew and I wanted to create a video that brought that feeling to life through memorable tableaus. After bouncing ideas off each other we settled on a surreal gathering of high school kids on a bus led by Chelsea Jade.”
The shoot was a big moment for Saha, who worked alongside the director from start to finish, from overseeing casting calls to costumes and even taking a seat in the editing room.
“Collaborating with Sajeeb was a smooth process, because our taste and ideation was cohesive from the start,” director Drew Kirsch adds. “It’s refreshing to be on the same page as the artist you’re collaborating with. That’s when it feels like play and not work. My favorite part of the shoot was working with the amazing cast and crew. We had a 7:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. production day, which is always tough, and everyone kept their energy up throughout the entire shoot, especially artist Chelsea Jade. She is an amazing performer and equally amazing collaborator.”
“We had the best time working with Chelsea, who is an absolute star in the video,” Saha continues. “Watching her perform on set was electrifying, everyone knew we were watching something special. The cast and crew were phenomenal — everyone was so excited to be on set and I can’t thank them enough for being a part of this.”
Saha has been hard at work on a forthcoming Jai Wolf album. We don’t have official word on when that may see the light, but “Lost” is a good start. Get a first look at the official video below.