Helado Negro Premieres Video For “Dance Ghost”;

Invisible Life, out March 5 on Asthmatic Kitty, is the third full-length album by Helado Negro (aka Roberto Carlos Lange). Like captured light, it is a reflection of Helado Negro’s refined love affair with synthesis, sampling, and his own strengthening voice. Previously, he shared the lead single off the album, “Dance Ghost,” and now he’s ready to share its haunting video (premiered today by The FADER), directed by David Merten and shot in Miami. What might initially be perceived as a simple visual tour of the city explores deeper aspects of cultural marginalization. Lange explains:

“The story for this video is based around the chorus of the song Dance Ghost “There’s no one home just the ghosts who dance alone.” The video travels through Miami where you are trailing a character who embodies the idea of transient workers and immigrants who make up a large portion of Miami. They are ghosts to maybe most.”


Singing in English for the first time, as well as Spanish, Helado Negro is a bilingual tour guide into the transcendent zone of wavelength where music is mutually transacted bouncing between artist and listener. Assisting in this transaction are contributions from collaborators including Bear in Heaven’s Jon Philpot, Mouse on Mars’ Jan St. Werner, Devendra Barnhart, Matt Crum and Eduardo Alonso. Each help multiply the whispered dream of Helado Negro into a full-spectrum technicolor existence.