With No New Music In 5 Years, Cafe Tacvba Makes A Crazy Return With Music Video For ‘Que No’

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Mexican rock band Café Tacvba is back with a visually stunning music video for their new song, “Que No,” from their new (and independent) 8th studio album, “Jei Beibi.” The album was released on Cinco De Mayo, just a few months before the 25th anniversary of their self-titled debut album. The video is NSFW, as we found out by having to enter our birthday just to view it on YouTube.

Café Tacvba latest video explodes with color.

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The video starts out dramatically in all white and as the music builds, the colors start to explode. First out of the microphone, then the instruments, and finally out of people themselves. The video is up to interpretation, but appears to deal with the type of love that bites back. The video is multi-layered and can be seen in many different ways.


At the center of the video, is the woman in white, apparently living a life of opulence.

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The woman, who drinks milk and eats a cupcake, even vomits pearls at one point in the video.


The woman in the video eventually encounters a version of herself as a lion.

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The lion eventually woos her into a false sense of security, right before violently destroying her in a blaze of beautiful color splatter. What a mess.


Although the video could be interpreted as a critique of excess, some have speculated that the all white theme is a nod to cocaine addiction.

“I think it does speak about cocaine” said Twitter user @mfaresendiz.

In an interview out this week from Rolling Stone, which details the groups 27 years of music, the group says that for their upcoming album they had many different influences.

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With the song “Que No,” they were inspired by sounds of the ’60s. When they asked lead guitarist Joselo about his guitar influences for the album, he replied:

“We try different things every time there’s an arrangement opportunity with a new song. But I’m not the only one who plays guitar. Actually, it’s the instrument we all play. Ruben will occasionally play it, and Quique played many guitars this time. As Rubén was saying, exploring distinct paths is a way for us to feel alive, or feel like we’re doing something different. “Que No,” our latest single, has Sixties characteristics which we haven’t done before, and “Matando” also has certain elements we hadn’t come across.”

The band also has plans to go on tour, and released US tour dates just this week.

Check the full video (NSFW) below and check out their new album, “Jei Beibi,” which released on Cinco De Mayo.

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