After an incredible show at Black Deer festival at the weekend, Fantastic Negrito is marking the one year anniversary of his GRAMMY Award-winning album, PLEASE DON’T BE DEAD, with the premiere of a powerful new video for the track ‘The Suit That Won’t Come Off’.
Shot on location at the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, ‘The Suit That Won’t Come Off’ was directed by acclaimed 18-year-old filmmaker Freddy Macdonald – his third collaboration with Fantastic Negrito following ‘The Duffler’ (shot on location at the Baden Blues Festival in Switzerland) and ‘A Boy Named Andrew’ (filmed at various locations in Milan, Italy). In addition, ‘The Suit That Won’t Come Off’ further showcases the remarkable work of dancer Odil Gerfaut and choreographer Angele Carole Chappuis, both of whom are visually handicapped.
Fantastic Negrito has also teamed up with the Braille Institute to raise money for their organization – you can donate HERE.
“Our freedom comes when we face our fear,” says Fantastic Negrito. “It comes when we embrace and celebrate what makes us unique. We grew up feeling like outsiders; a lost tribe. Sometimes isolated or ashamed about what was unique about us. We could not fit into society’s repressed fantasies of how the world should look, how it should be. This song is for everyone that ever felt left out, not good enough, imperfect, ridiculed for being different a freak. I am you, you are me, we are we — A tribe with love in our hearts. #negritonation.”
Long hailed for his electrifying live performances (watch ‘Plastic Hamburgers’ live on Jools Holland here), this weekend also sees Fantastic Negrito playing Glastonbury Festival ahead of further live highlights, which includes Lollapalooza (August 1-4) and a return to the UK for Greenbelt Festival (August 24).
Fantastic Negrito will also be playing a host of many more headline shows and festivals dates across Europe and the US. For ticket information, please visit fantasticnegrito.com/pages/tour.
FANTASTIC NEGRITO ON TOUR 2019
1-4 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL *
3 – Lincoln Hall (Lollapalooza Aftershow) – Chicago, IL
22 – Teatro Ibiza – Ibiza, Spain
24 – Greenbelt Festival – Kettering, United Kingdom