Helado Negro Shares Single “Best For You And Me”

Helado Negro (aka Roberto Carlos Lange) releases a new single, ‘Best For You and Me,’ from his upcoming album PHASOR, which will be released on February 9. In ‘Best For You and Me’ Lange retains the warmth of a childhood summer night on the Florida peninsular soundtracked by frogs and crickets, Bermuda grass between your toes. With its bright, pastel tones and uplifting melodies and rhythms, ‘Best For You and Me’ feels like an ebullient piece of dream pop, but the lyrics reveal a sadness beneath, of his parents splitting up and Lange standing outside beneath the moon contemplate it: “Mom’s asleep/ Dad’s not home/ It’s what’s wrong/ And I’ll go outside/ Looking at the moon way too long.” This epitomizes what makes Lange’s music special, the melancholic edge to his joyous sound, and that his words stick with you like the best short stories.

‘Best For You and Me’ follows the recently released languid and fuzzy love song ‘I Just Want To Wake Up With You’ and Spanish language single ‘LFO,’ a song written in tribute to both Fender amp-builder Lupe Lopez and minimalist composer and sonic meditation practitioner Pauline Oliveros (LFO means Lupe Finds Olivero).

Lange’s eighth full-length Helado Negro album, PHASOR is his tightest collection – deep, atmospheric, meticulously executed. It’s aligned with 2019’s This Is How You Smile which found him incorporating more upfront drums and bass and focused grooves. His 2021 album, Far In, focused on being in quarantine – talking to your mother through Zoom instead of across a room. Phasor, in turn, is a homage to going outside again. It’s a returning-to-life record, remembering what the sun feels like and letting it warm your skin.

Helado Negro will head on an extensive tour of North America and Europe, starting on album release day (February 9) in Atlanta. See below for tour dates and further ticket information can be found at Helado Negro’s official website.

February 9 – ATLANTA, GA, USA, The Masquerade
February 10 – ORLANDO, FL, USA, The Social
February 12 – HOUSTON, TX, USA, White Oak Music Hall
February 13 – AUSTIN, TX, USA, Empire Control Room & Garage
February 14 – FORT WORTH, TX, USA, Tulips
February 17 – PHOENIX, AZ, USA, Crescent Ballroom
February 18 – PIONEERTOWN, CA, USA, Pappy and Harriet’s
February 19 – SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, Music Box
February 21 – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Belasco
February 22 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, August Hall
February 23 – SACRAMENTO, CA, USA, Harlow’s
February 25 – SEATTLE, WA, USA, Neptune Theatre
February 26 – PORTLAND, OR, USA, Revolution Hall
February 29 – TALLINN, ESTONIA, Paavli Kultuurivabrik
March 2 – VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, Kablys
March 5 – BERLIN, GERMANY, Hole44
March 6 – WARSAW, POLAND, Jassmine
March 7 – LONDON, UK, Scala
March 9 – LUXEMBOURG, Kulturfabrik
March 10 – PARIS, FRANCE, La Maroquinerie
March 12 – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, Botanique
March 15 – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, Studion @ Kulturhuset
April 21 – ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, Eulogy
April 22 – CHAPEL HILL, NC, USA, Cats Cradle
April 23 – WASHINGTON, DC, USA, The Atlantis
April 24 – NEW YORK, NY, USA, Webster Hall
April 26 – BOSTON, MA, USA, Sinclair
April 27 – HAMDEN, CT, USA, Space Ballroom
April 28 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, Underground Arts
April 30 – CHICAGO, IL, USA, Thalia Hall
May 1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, Turf Club
May 3 – DENVER, CO, USA, Globe Hall
May 4 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA, The Urban Lounge