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. This Is How You Smile derives from Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl," a story she wrote in the form of a mother's sole, complicated but loving voice, speaking a "How to" litany of advice ranging from domestic chores to what a daughter, an immigrant and young woman of color, must do to protect herself in a world that was not designed by or for her. This is how joy, or its visage, at turns comforts, constricts, or becomes armor.
Helado Negro: This Is How You Smile
Please Won't Please Helado Negro 05' 02''
Imagining What To Do Helado Negro 05' 32''
Echo for Camperdown Curio Helado Negro 01' 54''
Fantasma Vaga Helado Negro 07' 12''
Pais Nublado Helado Negro 06' 50''
Running Helado Negro 06' 39''
Seen My Aura Helado Negro 06' 14''
Sabana de luz Helado Negro 04' 57''
November 7 Helado Negro 03' 35''
Todo Lo Que Me Falta Helado Negro 06' 56''
Two Lucky Helado Negro 05' 52''
My Name Is For My Friends Helado Negro 02' 28''