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Experience life, love, and death through emoji in this haunting music video

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Experimental musician Daniel Lopatin, also known as Oneohtrix Point Never, released an entirely emoji-based music video for his song "Boring Angel," the opening track on his newest LP. Emoji have been taking over recently, especially in music videos: Katy Perry used them in a lyric video for her song "Roar," and a fan video for Beyonce's "Drunk In Love" did the same. But Lopatin's music video, directed by John Michael Boling, clashes the simplicity of emoji with complicated electronic beats and melodies, making it uplifting, eerie, and gripping to watch.