Ecuadorian experimental electronic producer Helado Negro has just released new song “Come Be Me” via the Adult Swim Singles streaming program, which comes on the heels of the release of his album Private Energy back in May. Originally titled “I want to pretend I won in the end,” the new track pulsates with amorous potency, centered around the lush vocals of its architect and a trickling of pieced together instrumentals. A love song in its own right, all the elements of Helado Negro’s dextrous insertions of Latin soul and rhythmics are as organic as ever, with the very atmospherics of the song oscillating between a lofty melancholy and resolute adoration on the whim of his rich croons. It’s the kind of song you hear purring from a radio on a summer evening as the skyline burns with one of those red scarred sunsets, exotically charming in its sparse melody, leaving behind in you a strange sense of mysticism.
Helado Negro will be going on tour over the next few months, making a stop at the Regent Theater on August 17, tickets are still available here.
Visit Helado Negro’s website and Facebook to stay updated on future releases and tour dates.
HELADO NEGRO TOUR DATES:
July 27 – New York, NY @ Lincoln Center
August 3 – Vienna, Austria @ Rhiz
August 4 – Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
August 5 – London, England @ Visions Festival
August 6 – Luxembourg @ Food For Your Senses Festival
August 9 – A Coruna, Spain @ Festival Noreste Festival
August 11 – San Sebastian, Spain @ Dabadaba
August 12 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
August 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
August 20 – Durkee, OR @ Atlas Obscura Solar Eclipse
August 26 – Monterrey, MX @ Hellow Festival
August 31 – New York, NY @ MOMA
September 7 – Lima, Peru @ Mario Testino Museum
September 15 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
September 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
September 17 – Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
September 19 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
September 20 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
September 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
September 22 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
September 23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
September 25 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
September 26 – Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC
September 28 – Lousville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
September 29 – Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
September 30 – Pittsboro, NC @ Shakori Hills