As Helado Negro and the Smile Band, Roberto Carlos Lange and his faithful music-making companions recreate the sounds of This Is How You Smile for Live at KCRW, a recording of the ensemble’s inspired performance on Jason Bentley’sMorning Becomes Eclectic.
Helado Negro shares “Running,” the third offering from his upcoming album This Is How You Smile. “Running” follows recent singles “Pais Nublado” and “Please Won’t Please,” leading us further down the road to Roberto Carlos Lange’s sixth record.
“‘Running’ is a poem. In it, I’ve buried sentiments and personal histories. Most of it is just for me and some for you,” says Lange. “The song started as a voice memo recording I made while on a trip to Mexico City in 2016. I was waiting outside of a restaurant to eat dinner, and I was feeling awkward and anxious, so I decided to be still and listen to everything around me and come up with a melody to sing into my phone.”
Director David Merten paces through the gentle spaces of “Running” in his video for the single. “I intentionally shot and edited the video with a frenetic pace to counter the mellow vibe of the song. The video concept was based around trying to outrun the past, while repeating it. Running in circles with no true end to the journey,” says Merten.
helado negro back on the road at the top of 2018 co-headlining with cuco ~ dates below and here
1/17/18 – Tomorrow Never Knows Fest (Chicago, IL)
1/18/18 – Art of Live Fest (St. Louis, MO)
1/19/18 – Museum of Contemporary Art (Detroit, MI)
1/20/18 – Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH)
1/23/18 – U Street Music Hall (Washington, D.C.)
1/24/18 – The Foundry (Philadelphia, PA)
1/26/18 – Elsewhere (Brooklyn, NY)
1/27/18 – 3S Artspace (Portsmouth, NH)
1/28/18 – Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA)
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Helado Negro’s Private Energy (Expanded) is out now