Psych-pop quartet Cairobi blend rich, visually evocative patterns that reflect each of the members’ distinct background. Giorgio Poti (vocals, guitars), Alessandro Marrosu (bass), Salvador Garza (keys) and Aurelien Bernard (drums) call London home now, but come from culturally divergent parts such as Italy and Mexico via France.
Cairobi’s latest single, “Lupo,” draws from their large collected palette to produce a breezy, kaleidoscopic piece that’s deceptively efficient in how many hazy psych ideas it can inject into the pop vehicle.
“Early this year we received a tweet from The Great Sebaldo, saying that was a fan and he wanted to do a video for us,” shares the band. “With quite low expectations (who knows why?!) we went to check out his website, only to find that what he did was very special. We met up the day after and started talking about Lupo.
The theme of the video is ‘change,’ ‘transformation,’ ‘becoming something else.’ There’s a double-headed monster turning into a bird, a tree, then a fish being swallowed by the sun and melting into a vortex of colour. We love it!”
Watch Cairobi’s “Lupo” below and look for more from the band here.