Wyclef Jean has released the video for his song “What Happened To Love” today viaUproxx. The song appears on his forthcoming album Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, out September 15 via Legacy Recordings. The video was shot in San Juan, Puerto Rico and directed by Jose Javy Ferrer, CEO of Geniuz Mindz and filmmaker. The official lead single of Wyclef’s eighth studio album, “What Happened to Love”, featuring vocals from dance-pop and nu-disco rapper and songwriter LunchMoney Lewis. The Knocks are co-writers and producers of the track.
Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee features contributions from Emeli Sandé, Supah Mario, The Knocks, and Lunch Money Lewis. The release coincides with the 20thanniversary of Wyclef’s critically acclaimed debut album The Carnival. Watch “What Happened To Love” and pre-order the album here.
Ahead of the Carnival III rollout, Wyclef partnered with Certified Classics, an extension of Legacy Recordings, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of The Carnival and the 10th anniversary of the Carnival II. Certified highlights the impact of key anniversaries of classic Hip Hop and R&B albums, all in an effort to preserve the culture. Learn more at: www.thisiscertified.com
“My Carnival albums have always been about celebrating music culture from all parts of the world and Carnival III is no different,” says Wyclef. “It’s outside the box. There’s genre-bending. There’s new talent on there. Carnival III is more than just an album. It’s a celebration of what I love about music: discovery, diversity and artistry for art’s sake… It’s about putting music together that will outlive me and live on for generations to come that is full of emotion, vibration and fun. Get ready.”
The music that Wyclef Jean has written, performed, and produced — both as a solo superstar and as founder and guiding member of the Fugees — has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. In 1996, the Fugees released their monumental album The Score. As a solo artist, he has released six albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide, including his 1997 debut The Carnival and 2000’s aptly titled The Eclectic: 2 Sides II a Book.