Helado Negro has released the official music video for his new single ‘Hometown Dream‘, taken from his acclaimed recent album Far In.
The ‘Hometown Dream’ video incorporates footage from Roberto Carlos Lange‘s first family trip to their native Ecuador in 1988 and reveals the source of his Far In album cover art. “‘Hometown Dream ‘is about me leaving New York after living there for so long,” Roberto shares. “New York showed me my north in life and taught me to celebrate existence. My Mom and my Dad both moved to NYC in the ’60s. I spent my 20’s, 30’s and turned 40 there.”
The Captain Beefheart song ‘My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains’ and the film A Dream Is What You Wake Up From inspired the song title for ‘Hometown Dream.’ “The film is a documentary-style fictional movie,” Roberto explains. “It focuses on a few Black families living in the USA and their day-to-day experiences. The through-line in the film is the idea of an American dream: this dream that seems never to be a reality for Black or Brown people, and it’s only a disconnected ephemeral moment from reality.”