Tamino Shares Video For “Fascination”

Belgian/Egyptian artist Tamino has shared a new video for his single “Fascination,” a track off his forthcoming album, Sahar, out 9/23
Belgian/Egyptian artist Tamino has shared a new video for his single “Fascination"

Belgian/Egyptian artist Tamino has shared a new video for his single “Fascination,” a track off his forthcoming album, Sahar, available September 23 on Arts & Crafts. The video for “Fascination” was influenced visually by road films. Tamino is striking in a gorgeous vintage car tearing through sun-bleached Spanish landscapes, simultaneously embodying the moody bad-boy, passionate lover and bohemian free spirit. Tamino is set to tour Europe and North America this fall. He’s already sold out fall dates in Toronto, London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.

Of the video, directors Bastiaan Lochs and Jonathan Van Hemelrijck say, “We wanted to let go this time and just have fun while shooting this music video. I must say driving around in one of the most badass cars to be found in Western Europe really helped. We went urban exploring. Jumping from waterfalls. Drifting while listening to Nirvana in the desert. you can really see that the fun translated to the screen. This feels like one of the more ‘real’ films I ever made.”

The grandson of one of Egypt’s most famed singers and film stars, Tamino channels his own lineage, as well as the folk and rock music traditions from the Middle East and Europe for a borderless and timeless record.

Adept at playing guitar and piano, Tamino took up the oud, an Arabic lute, under the mentorship of a Syrian refugee living in Antwerp. The instrument served as a key tool in the songwriting process, and provides a melancholic soundscape that is threaded throughout the project. The record is a distillation of Tamino’s solitary reflections, and a product of work with close collaborators including Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood, producer/engineer PJ Maertens, and drummer Ruben Vanhoutte.

Track List

1. The Longing
2. The Flame
3. You Don’t Own Me
4. Fascination
5. Sunflower
6. The First Disciple
7. Cinnamon
8. Only Our Love
9. A Drop of Blood
10. My Dearest Friend and Enemy

Tamino 2022 Tour Dates

North America

9/16/22 – Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival
9/19/22 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
9/20/22 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
9/21/22 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern SOLD OUT
9/24/22 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
9/25/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
9/28/22 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
9/29/22 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10/2/22 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10/4/22 – Los Angeles, LA – The Regent Theater
10/5/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
10/7/22 – 10/9/22 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/9/22 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
10/11/22 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/12/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/13/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg


6/14/22 – Paris, FR – Cafe de la Danse SOLD OUT
6/20/22 – London, UK – Institute of Contemporary Arts SOLD OUT
6/26/22 – Şişli, Turkey – Salon Gezgin
8/19/22 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
11/21/22 – Paris, FR, – Le Trianon SOLD OUT
11/22/22 – Paris, FR, – Le Trianon SOLD OUT
11/24/22 – UK, London – Koko SOLD OUT
11/25/22 – UK, London – Koko *new date added
11/29/22 – Cologne, DE – Gloria Theatre
11/30/22 – Berlin, DE – Metropol
12/02/22 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso SOLD OUT
12/03/22 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
12/05/22 – Brussels, BE – Cirque Royal SOLD OUT
12/06/22 – Brussels, BE – Cirque Royal
12/07/22 – Brussels, BE – Cirque Royal

Pre-order Sahar by Tamino HERE


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