ARTIST Q&A: NEW MUSIC VIDEO FROM EHIOROBO & FLAMINGOSIS
"GLIDE (FAVORITE GIRL)" - EHIOROBO & FLAMINGOSIS [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]
A story about past love and lingering dedication, written by Ehiorobo, his collab with Flamingosis titled, "Glide (Favorite Girl)," comes to life in a colorful music video directed by Ricky Rosario. Taking place at an evening in the park, chasing love and a girl's attention, Ehiorobo steps up to the screen and presents a charming and vibrant visual storyline that sublimely encases his collab with Flamingosis.
Below check out the Artist Q&A talking all about their music video for their collab release "Glide (Favorite Girl)"!
Also available for Spotify streaming here!
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What was the inspiration for the "Glide (Favorite Girl)" Music Video?
Honestly, I wanted to with something silly, and earnest at the same time. Me & Aaron (Flamingosis) are some pretty goofy dudes, and I wanted to make sure the video felt sunkissed & intimate, with a sense of humor and abstraction. A lil bit of fantasy and whimsy too. That's how Flamingosis's instrumentals sound to me at least. Def wanted to capture that.
What and how was the creative process like for the storyline?
I just went to the library a few times and tried to plot out the storyboard. Probably the hardest part is making things feel cyclical and fitting in a bunch of events within the timespan of the song that doesn't feel clogged or anything, non-fitting. I just like for there to be things that constantly grab my attention in videos lol. But minimalism & subtlety is also important. I'm still gettin better at that stuff. I have a lot of friends who are into film & videography, and I'm constantly learning stuff from them. They tell me when my ideas make no sense and are undoable, and I either try to do it & get it poppin or find out the hard way haha. But really it's all in good fun.
Was this your first time starring in your own music video? What was it like?
I've definitely been storyboarding and acting in my own videos for a while now. Everything's up on my youtube channel if anyone's curious to check anything out. The production quality seems to be steadily rising, and I feel like my ideas are bein carried out better and better. There's always stuff I wanna fix after things are finally edited lol, but it's healthy to finish things, long as they feel good.
What message would you like viewers to receive when hearing the music and seeing the video as one project?
I think I want em to feel the colors and tones of the video, and the situations and interactions presented in the narrative/acting. Along with the sonic texture of the song and stuff. To me, everything feels really particular. Super light-hearted, goofy, intimate & sweet, sunny & smiley, yet abstract. I'm stoked that it at least feels like the keywords I was going for, to me personally lol. All of the playful tones in this video depict the imaginary relationship at large, to me. Short lived, clumsy, sometimes problematic, often smiley and fun. Even if it's temporary, it can still be valuable. Havin a good time is valuable, I think.