Ill Nino have just unleashed the video for “Blood Is Thicker Than Water” (watch above). The song, which is from their latest album Til Death, La Familia, has a deeply personal meaning to frontman Christian Machado.
“’Blood is Thicker Than Water’ is more than just a piece of music to me,” Machado says. “Writing the lyrics seemed to me, at that point in my life, to be a healing process than anything else. Two years to that exact date, I held the hand of a beautiful human being and I watched her take her last breath. After her death, I held her for an hour, I cried, I thanked her for all her beauty, her innocence, and her love. I felt an incredible amount of regret, it was possibly the most painful moment I will ever go through in my life. I cannot put into words the feeling.”
Machado continues, “I can say I attempted to put that emotion into the lyrics of ‘Blood is Thicker Than Water,’ but I know the depth of the words cannot bring to light the pain and suffering that she went through and also the mourning that followed. When we perform the song live, I sometimes have to put all my power into not being succumbed by that emotion once again. I hope the song can reach into the hearts of everyone who hears it. I hope it allows her beauty to live forever.”
After playing some European festivals this summer, Ill Nino have two remaining dates on their 2015 calendar. They’ll play in the Philippines on Sept. 25 and 26.