Fantastic Negrito shares new video for ‘I’m so Happy I Cry’–killer groove, folks!

Fantastic Negrito and Tank in the video "I'm so happy I can cry!"

Double GRAMMY® Award-winner Fantastic Negrito has shared his new single, ‘I’m So Happy I Cry’, the latest track to be taken from his hugely anticipated new album, HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND YET?, which is out August 14th via Cooking Vinyl/Blackball Universe.

The track – which features powerhouse vocals from Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball of New Orleans’ Tank and the Bangas – is joined by an equally colourful companion video, streaming now at the official Fantastic Negrito YouTube channel.

Rock At Night:We’ve been following Fantastic Negrito for a few years, and again, he releases a killer song. It’s real. It’s raw. It’s fantastic. It’s what we would expect from Fantastic Negrito!

With the steady, almost haunting drum beat and gospel back-up singers, I can feel the pain in his voice as he says, “Today…I am so happy that I cry!” It’s the cry of somebody who has been through the wringer and now feels cathartic joy saying, “Today, I feel alive!” The rhythm and cadence feels almost like a chant of a laborer, field hand, or miner.  Halfway through the song, Tank joins in, turning the rhythm into a hiphop beat, giving the song a more light-hearted feel. She brings joyous and exuberant energy, which contrasts with the pained cry of “Today, I feel alive!”  It is a song that leaves an impression and a definite earworm at the same time. Love it!

More fun! Check out the video for “Chocolate Samurai” as featured on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Fantastic Negrito


 Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?
Chocolate Samurai
I’m So Happy I Cry
How Long?
Shigamabu Blues
Searching For Captain Save A Hoe
Your Sex Is Overrated
These Are My Friends
All Up In My Space
Justice In America
King Frustration
Platypus Dipster
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