Maybe you know French tenor Vincent Niclo for his collaboration with the Red Army Choir for the project and album entitled Opéra Rouge. However, today I’m going to talk about a single and its music video from the 2014 album Ce que je suis.
Divino is a song about death, that mysterious path all of us will have to pass through sooner or later, in order to get to the light and to start a new life. This idea is enhanced in the music video in a professional way, because you have the sensation that you are watching a period drama scene where the good guy is chased by a gang and shot dead. The moment when Niclo’s character dies is presented in slow motion, accentuating the drama and simulating how it is like to see your life slipping away from you. Though some women take care of him, Niclo’s soul leaves his body behind and seeks his significant other, whose secret elixir, love, can bring him back to life. His long journey through the snowy Alps is accompanied by the refrain sang in Latin, which resembles a prayer: “Canto Divino/ Dio Santo/Canto Divino” – an earworm that will stay in your head for a while.
Before wrapping this up, I need to add that whether Vincent Niclo sings Carmina Burana, Ameno or Divino, he sure knows how to make Latin sound sexy. Thank you for reading this song review and don’t hesitate to explore more of our content.
by Alina Andreea Cătărău