Returning to Brooklyn-based label RVNG INTL with his second album, Roberto Carlos Lange, better known as Helado Negro, explores an eclectic mix of emotions, themes and inspirations. Whilst past albums have carried significant political weight, tackling issues such as racism and violence, Lange’s latest offering is an outward pouring of passionate, personal reflection. Recounting moments from his childhood in Florida, relationships past and present, and aspects of community, the album dials further inward than pervious releases. Described by Lange himself as “the soundtrack of a person approaching you, slowly, for 40 minutes”, the album is an obvious journey. Out in March next year, a portion of proceedings will be donated to United We Dream, an organisation supporting immigrant rights.
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