It’s awards-show season, which means the biggest names in entertainment drowning in glittery excess. But at the recent Latin Grammys in Las Vegas, a scrappy band of underdogs won out in at least one category. Venezuelan indie act La Vida Boheme took home the nod for best short-form music video with one of the most left-field entries in the batch, for their song “Flamingo.”
“Flamingo” boasts a couple of relatively weird features: First, the whole animated short is hand-drawn, old-school style. Next, the song itself is a kind of love song that you almost never hear.
Fusion caught up with the band’s lead singer, Henry D’Arthenay, in Vegas a couple nights before he scooped up his band’s second Latin Grammy win. Check out what he had to say about one of the coolest not-quite-music-videos currently circulating online.
Shot by Hector Batista
Edited by Jesse Swinger