Hear This: “Lost In The World” is the sound of two scenes surprisingly merging

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re picking our favorite unlikely collaborations.

“Lost In The World” (2010)

Though it only came to light in 2010, it’s hard to remember now just why the world was so shocked by the concept of Kanye West and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon working together. Maybe that’s when music fans still felt like Vernon was theirs, an under-the-radar crooner with messy hair, dirty pants, and absolutely nothing in common with West. But West (or, let’s be honest, his team) had somehow fallen in love with Vernon’s “Woods,” and the Wisconsin-based singer ended up in a studio in Hawaii laying down tracks with West, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, and Rick Ross.

The result of the unlikely collaboration, “Lost In The World,” is an eerie, atmospheric, and surprisingly catchy ditty …

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