Loyal Lobos Is Thirsty for Poison
Loyal Lobos, the Colombian-born, Los Angeles-based singer, is no stranger to contradiction. What’s less loyal, after all, than the famously lone and cunning wolf? It’s this spirit of contradiction that seems to color her new video for “Tengo Sed,” a moody piece that interpolates a classical waltz over a wash of booming bass and reggaeton. Moving through a sunny Paris, the video features Loyal Lobos singing a song of desire and self-sabotage.
Drawings of crows and crosses appear atop famous sights — the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower — as she looks knowingly at the camera. “I’m thirsty/ Of the poison of your lips/ The drinks don’t help me/ Makes me want more,” she sings in Spanish, her voice crystalline. One can’t help but gawk at the gorgeous city around her but feel, too, a pang of strange foreboding — the push and pull of pain and pleasure.