PREMIERE: Divino Niño Find a Cure for Sadness in “Flamingo” Video

The Chicago Latinx punks liven up the dreamy Foam single with a bummed-out flamingo.

Divino Niño released a colorful, summery album last week, and today they’re releasing a colorful, summery video for “Flamingo,” Foam’s sexy centerpiece. The brief clip takes the quartet back to their native Colombia with an animated depiction of a mountainous, coastal terrain lined with fruit (froot?) and flamingos blasting cigs. 

“When we first talked about the video, [guitarist Camilo Medina] said he wanted it to be centered around a ‘sad flamingo bad boy’ and the rest was up to me,” explains director/animator Jake Armstrong of the unique imagery. “I took that idea and tried to make the end goal him finding that one thing that would cheer him up—and that just happened to be a magical mango ‘froot.’” 

It’s a goofy concept, for sure, but not without a tinge of sadness: “I wanted to emphasize his loneliness by having him in deserted streets and boardwalks, and only running across one other character—who happens to be munching on a big ol’ fruit with a grin across his face,” Armstrong concludes. Ah, froot—antidote of lonely hearts, purveyor of big ol’ grins.

Foam is out now on Winspear Records. You can order it here. Froot is available at your local grocer year-round.

Upcoming tour dates:

07/06/19 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory ^
07/08/19 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle ^
07/27/19 – Denver, CO @ Underground Music Showcase
08/24/19 – Pomona, CA @ Viva! Pomona
09/16/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
09/17/19 – El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace *
09/19/19 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
09/20/19 – Houston, TX @ The Satellite *
09/23/19 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater *
09/25/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
09/26/19 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder *
09/28/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre *
09/29/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
10/01/19 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
10/04/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
10/05/19 – Felton, CA @ Felton Music Hall *
10/06/19 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Madonna Inn *
10/08/19 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *
10/09/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
10/10/19 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box *
10/31/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
11/01/19 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
11/02/19 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral *
11/03/19 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club *
11/05/19 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
11/06/19 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
11/07/19 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *
11/08/19 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College *
11/10/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall *
11/11/19 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East *
11/12/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
11/14/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
11/15/19 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club *
11/16/19 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle *
11/17/19 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
11/18/19 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry *
11/20/19 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
11/21/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
11/22/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *

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