Helado Negro Shares New Single “Please Won’t Please,” Announces New Album

Helado Negro returns with This Is How You Smile, an album that freely flickers between clarity and obscurity, past and present geographies, bright and unhurried seasons. Miami-born, New York-based artist Roberto Carlos Lange embraces a personal and universal exploration of aura – seen, felt, emitted – on his sixth album and second for RVNG Intl.

Following Lange’s personal-as-political 2016 album ‘Private Energy,‘ ‘This Is How You Smile‘ finds vitality in turning the privacy dial further inward. On “Please Won’t Please,” the album’s first offering and opening track, Lange sets the scene with a spare drumbeat that moves the music forward in a more maligned than militant march, his voice tenderly permits himself weariness: “We light ourselves on fire, just to see if anyone believes.” Something must be reserved, “will anyone rescue what’s left of me.” ‘This Is How You Smile‘ only grows and glows brighter from there; an album that meditates on the slow, eternal love of family, and gently proposes revisiting those feelings as a way to relate to and beyond our core of familiarity.

This Is How You Smile will be released on LP, CD, and digital formats on March 8, 2019, via RVNG Intl. Helado Negro will tour Central and North America and Europe this winter/spring as direct support for Beirut, in addition to playing select headline shows. Full tour dates are below.

 

UPCOMING HELADO NEGRO TOUR DATES

12/01/2018 – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala @ Voices from the Lake
02/10/2019 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
02/11/2019 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
02/12/2019 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues – Boston*
02/14/2019 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem*
02/15/2019 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre*
02/16/2019 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
02/19/2019 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS*
02/20/2019 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts*
02/21/2019 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre*
02/22/2019 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
02/23/2019 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre*
02/26/2019 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre*
02/27/2019 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre*
02/28/2019 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall*
03/02/2019 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater*
03/26/2019 – Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
03/27/2019  – Basel, CH @ Kaserne
03/27/2019 – St. Gallen, CH @ Palace
03/30/2019 – Berlin, DE @ Funkhaus*
03/31/2019 – Berlin, DE @ Funkhaus*
04/02/2019 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National*
04/04/2019 – Groningen, Netherlands @ De Oosterpoort*
04/05/2019 – Paris, France     @ Le Grand Rex*
04/06/2019 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium*
04/08/2019 – Utrecht, Netherlands    @ TivoliVredenburg – Ronda*
04/10/2019 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall*
04/11/2019 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Town Hall*
04/12/2019 – London, England @ Eventim Apollo*
04/14/2019 – Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer*
04/15/2019 – Munich, DE @ Zenith*
04/17/2019 – Lugano, CH @ Studio Foce
04/18/2019 – Milan, France @ Alcatraz*
04/19/2019 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus*
04/20/2019 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique Festival
05/10/2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall – w/ Lila Downs