Tuesday April 26, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL's Matthew Warhol Recommends: Helado Negro is best listened to while looking at the sun set over the ocean. The South Florida-born, Ecuadorian artist infuses every song with the warm sunshine and easy waves you expect from these two places. Sometimes, it’s with a bare-bones love song strung on a nylon string guitar. Other times, he conjures a dream pop cloud out of synth and delay for you to float around on. He’s been playing with peaceful sounds for over a decade now, gaining his largest following on the back of 2019’s This Is How You Smile.No matter the sound or language, the feeling will remain tranquil, cool, and Helado. — MW
From the venue:Roberto Carlos Lange, better known by his stage name Helado Negro, is an American musician. In 2019 he was awarded a United States Artists Fellow in Music and also the recipient of a 2019 Grants to Artists award in Music from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2015 he received a Joyce Foundation award.