credit to Jack Begert
  1. “[Flamagra is] a sprawling, ambitious and occasionally disorienting work, it combines most of the above into a surprisingly coherent whole that’s framed with deliberately Funkadelic-referencing, slowed-down vocal passages at the beginning and end.” - Variety
  2. “It just so happens, [..] all my features, they’re all blowing up right now. They all got a record right now. It’s like all of them. It wasn’t intentional, at all. It just so happens Solange is putting her joint out. And we recorded the song like three years ago.” Flylo on FLAMAGRA album features and being ahead of the curve - via Complex.
  3. “Sweeping, prismatic jazz-funk predominates, but there is no shortage of surprises[..]it’s clear that Flying Lotus is a rare talent with enviable range, more next-level bandleader than mere beatmaker.” - Pitchfork
  4. “This album sees him sharing the spotlight more than he ever has before, and the result is arguably his most accessible album yet.” - Brooklyn Vegan

On the back of a slew of tour dates around the world, Flying Lotus returns with a brand new visual set to “Black Balloons Reprise” off of 2019’s acclaimed Flamagra. Joining Flamagra collaborators David Lynch (“Fire Is Coming”) and Shinichiro Watanabe (“More”), Jack Begert steps up to direct the seminal pairing between FlyLo and Denzel Curry.

The video follows Curry as he takes a surreal ride through South Los Angeles, completing the final chapter of the “Black Balloons” trilogy which includes the Miami Native’s own “Black Balloons” and “The Blackest Balloon”. Against the city’s signature palm trees and freeways, black balloons rise to the sky as Curry and FlyLo are engulfed in supernatural imagery.

Speaking on the process, Begert praised the musicians’ vision as the creative impetus behind the video: “This is such a special project to me because it’s rare to work with an artist like Flying Lotus that truly has no creative boundaries. The same goes for Denzel. The two of them build such distinctive worlds with their visuals — I had a great time blending them together.”


The final “Black Balloons” installment comes in the midst of Curry’s European tour in support of ZUU, his acclaimed fourth album. This video's release comes at the end of a monumental year for Denzel, one which saw him release his second album in less than a year (following 2018's TA13OO), make his late night television debut on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and tour North America along with Billie Eilish.


  • 12/3 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
  • 12/5 - Dublin, IR @ The Helix
  • 12/6 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
  • 12/8 - Tilburg, NL @ Poppodium 013
  • 12/9 - Paris, FR @ Salle Wagram
  • 12/10 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
  • 12/11 - Kölin, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria
  • 12/13 - Hamburg, DE @ Docks
  • 12/15 - Moskva, RU @ 1930 Moscow

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