Trollfest will release their ninth full-length studio album, Flamingo Overlord, via Napalm Records on May 27. The band’s flamingo madness is taken to another level today with the release of their new single, ‘Flamingo Libre’.
If you were delivered a mysterious package to your door – by a Flamingo of course – would you open it? If there was an ominous drink in this package, would you take a sip, just to see what it tastes like? If your answer to these two questions is “yes”, then you are ready for a mad and wild ride with “Flamingo Libre”.
“Flamingo Libre” is a psychedelic party of flamingos, accompanied by deep saxophone, shrill organs and a catchy chorus. With crystal-clear mixing and mastering by Jacob Hansen (Hansen Studios), Trollfest’s multi-faceted and colorful Flamingo Overlord comes to life on this track.
Vocalist Jostein “Trollmannen” Austvik on “Flamingo Libre”: “Flamingo libre is a fairly unknown substance, favored by dictators and lunatics. No one knows exactly what it is or what it does, but many people have drastically changed their minds about life after contact with her. The free flamingo song is, to date, the most thorough study of this concoction that we have. It is by no means complete, it is therefore advised to exercise caution when approaching anything resembling or otherwise related to this elixir.If Michael Jackson had done all of his plastic surgery to make concrete balls instead, that would have been his greatest achievement.
Flamingo Overlord begins with the incredibly catchy ‘Dance Like A Pink Flamingo’ – the unforgettable track made world famous with the band’s zany performance at the Eurovision Melodi Qualifying Grand Prix earlier this year – setting the stage for the anthem from the “All Drinks On Me” bar, which keeps the energy flowing and the drinks flowing before venturing into “Twenty Miles an Hour.” The track continues the party with a groovy, funk-flavored sound, complete with a rap and sax solo that will leave listeners going crazy! “Flamingo Libre” will soon sweep you away and have you dreaming of tropical drinks and magical nights, while “Pina Colada” presents itself as an indispensable summer anthem, best suited for blasting on a convertible cruise. Flamingo Overlord ends with the mysterious “Bob Venke”, telling the unlikely tale of the mighty Flamingo Overlord’s quest for world domination.
Flamingo Overlord will be available in the following formats in various territories:
– 1LP Gatefold Pink
– 1LP Gatefold “Flamingo Feather” Marbled Vinyl Limited Edition (limited to 300)
– 1CD Digipack
– Digipak 1CD + T-shirt set
– Digital scrapbook
Flamingo Overlord Track List:
“Dance Like a Flamingo”
“All the Drinks on Me”
“Twenty Miles an Hour”
“Rule the country”
“The Way You Earn Your Drinks”
“Lords Have Feelings”
Video “Piña Colada”:
“Twenty Miles an Hour” Video:
“Dance Like A Pink Flamingo” Lyric Video:
(Photo – Terje Johnsen)