Photo by Ariel Nava
For the latest single from his upcoming album HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND YET?, Fantastic Negrito has teamed up with Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and The Bangas. The new single, “I’m So Happy I Cry”, was released with an accompanying music video.
The collaboration sees two previous winners of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, the first such partnership. “Working with Tank was such a joy,” Negrito said via press release. “She is a powerful, dynamic artist, and we made a little bit of history together. It was the first time that two Tiny Desk winners collaborated on a song. I think it really gives validation to how important Bob Boilen and the NPR Tiny Desk Contest are. None of this would have happened without them.”
“Fantastic Negrito always told me that we would make history together,” added Ball (via press release. “I believed him. Fantastic Negrito from a distance is plain ole weird. But when I met him, I found that he was brilliant in his own way. He believes in unity, self determination, music, community, family and he makes you feel comfortable to be yourself and create timeless music.”
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND YET? will drop on Aug. 14.
To download or stream “I’m So Happy I Cry,” click here. Watch the video below!