Wyclef Jean Gets the Band Back Together for “What Happened to Love” Video With Lunch Money Lewis and The Knocks
Wyclef Jean is ramping up for the 20th anniversary of his critically acclaimed debut album, The Carnival. Before the release of The Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refuge on Sept. 15, Wyclef drops the music video for "What Happened to Love" featuring Lunch Money Lewis and The Knocks.
"What Happened to Love," the lead single from his upcoming album, was shot in San Juan, Puerto Rico and directed by Jose Javy Ferrer. Wyclef flexes his acting chops in the video, as he plays various members of "The Carnival" band. Even Young Thug gets a humorous shout-out at the beginning of the visual.
In a February interview with XXL, Wyclef explained why he felt the need to drop Carnival III. "Because it’s the rebirth of like everything. Y’all done seen me run for president, y’all seen the downs. Y’all seen the comebacks. It’s like the rise of the phoenix. It’s almost like the Road Back to Clefication. The road back to the music. And to be fortunate and to be able to do that in this time was… and it’s named Carnival III because it’s a cultural experience.
"Like when I did Carnival 2 I had a record called 'Sweetest Girl' and then the next single I wanted was the record with me and T.I. at the time and I felt, I got so much into Haiti, that I left that alone. So this is like a return to where I left off."
Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refuge will feature collaborations with Emeli Sandé, Supah Mario, The Knocks and Lunch Money Lewis. Carnival III can be pre-ordered now.
Watch the video for "What Happened to Love" below.
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