Aymen Saleh is an unlikely ambassador for Milwaukee. The Canterbury, England native—who performs under the name Holy Pinto—first fell in love with the city when he played in Milwaukee a few years ago. Taken by the its charm, Saleh eventually decided to uproot his life and move from England to Milwaukee.
Now acclimated to his adopted hometown, Saleh doesn’t appear to have any regrets about relocating. In fact, on February 28, Holy Pinto will honor his new place of residence with the release of his latest EP, Milwaukee: a love story of truck stops, soccer bars, and a big blue van. In advance of the four-song release (and Holy Pinto’s February 28 release show at High Dive), Saleh decided to pay homage to some of the people, places, and things that make Milwaukee such a special place to him with an endearing music video.
“Milwaukee”—the first single from Holy Pinto’s forthcoming EP—finds the English transplant professing his love for his new home. Fittingly, the single’s visual counterpart features Saleh displaying his affection for the city in a variety of ways. Shot by Sean McDowell, the “Milwaukee” music video shows Saleh walking the snowy streets of Bay View before taking in a morning soccer (or as he calls it “football”) match at Highbury Pub.
Over the sub-three-minute span of the video, the singer-songwriter gets an ice skating tutorial from five-time Olympic gold medalist and speed skating legend Bonnie Blair, he eats a freshly fried cheese curd at Lakefront Brewery, he celebrates with Roman Coin owner Teri Regano at her Brady Street bar, and he shares a tiki bowl with some friends at Foundation. You can watch Holy Pinto’s “Milwaukee” video below and fall in love with the city all over again.