Jacksonville, Florida, trio TOMBOi make ethereal electro-pop, but their activism is deeply grounded. When they’re not making music together, Summer Wood, Alex E., and Paige McMullen work with LGTBQ young people at JASMYN, the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network. When they do make music, the work of holding space for their queer peers continues. Their latest video, the vivid “Rainbow Warrior,” is a loving portrayal of performers on the fringe—mimes, mermaids, fire dancers, strong women, and more, all of whom engage with their bodies and identities as part of their work. Every frame is saturated with pigment, which the band says is on purpose; the spectrum of color here embodies the spectrum of identity. “We try to keep everything very Roy G. Biv,” says Alex E. So dive into the Keagan Anfuso–directed clip, and enjoy the whole range of life that happens between black and white.
TOMBOi’s debut album, Spectrum, is out now.
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