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    Devendra Banhart Releases "Love Song (Helado Negro Remix)" Ahead of European Tour

    To coincide with the start of Devendra Banhart’s European tour next week, a remix of his “Love Song” by Helado Negro was released on Nonesuch Records today. A video for the song can be seen below. The original version of “Love Song” appears on Banhart’s latest studio album, Ma, which was released to critical acclaim in September 2019. “Love Song (Helado Negro Remix)” is available for download from the Nonesuch Store and iTunes and may be streamed at Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.

    Helado Negro, aka Roberto Carlos Lange, says, “Music always makes me feel like you travel and hear, feel, and see where the sounds are from and take you. Devendra’s ‘Love Song’ does this. It haunts you with love.” He continues, “All of this album does this; it always makes you feel comforted and you’re never a stranger in the places he takes you. The remix I made is me as a witness to these sounds floating through this haunted feeling of love.”

    “Helado Negro has made a rainbow out of frostbite, an orchid out of an Orc, a palace out of a pancake,” Banhart added. “In his reworked vision of ‘Love Song,’ it’s like he set the whole song free, gave it space to roam, way beyond where it once was, so nice and relaxing … Thank you dear hermano!”

    Banhart’s upcoming European tour comprises twenty-one dates, beginning in Poland on January 21, and also includes concerts in Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. For details and tickets, see below, or visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. Additionally, Banhart will perform at this year’s Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 28. 

    Ma, full of tender, autobiographical vignettes, displays a shift from the sonic experimentation of his previous albums to an intricate, captivating story-telling and emotional intimacy. Banhart favors organic sounds to accompany his voice and guitar, the arrangements bolstered by strings, woodwinds, brass, and keyboards. He sings in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

    Uncut says, “Ma’s thesis is quietly revolutionary, celebrating the nurturing quality of female instinct. Banhart’s most focussed work to date,” while Q wrote, “Banhart’s singular world remains as intoxicating as ever, as if all human life is here.” Pitchfork concurs, “His best and most cohesive statement in more than a decade.” The album features the singles “Kantori Ongaku“ (“Country Music”), “Abre Los Manos“ (“Open Your Hands”), and “Memorial.”

    DEVENDRA BANHART ON TOUR

    Jan 21&22 Palladium Warsaw, POLAND
    Jan 24 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, GERMANY
    Jan 25 Palac Akropolis* Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Jan 26 Felsenkeller Leipzig, GERMANY
    Jan 28 Ancienne Belgique* Brussels, BELGIUM
    Jan 29 Stadtgarten* Cologne, GERMANY
    Jan 30 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Feb 1 Annabel Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Feb 2 Doornroosje Nijmegan, NETHERLANDS
    Feb 4 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, UK
    Feb 5 Salle Pleyel Paris, FRANCE
    Feb 7 Alhambra, Antigel Festival Geneva, SWITZERLAND
    Feb 8 X-tra Zurich, SWITZERLAND
    Feb 9 Teatro Dal Verme Milan, ITALY
    Feb 11 Sala Riviera* Madrid, SPAIN
    Feb 12 Teatro Victoria Eugenia San Sebastian, SPAIN
    Feb 13 Razzmatazz Barcelona, SPAIN
    Feb 15 Hard Club* Porto, PORTUGAL
    Feb 16&17 Capitólio Lisbon, PORTUGAL
         
    Mar 28 Big Ears Festival Knoxville, TN
         

    * sold out

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Devendra Banhart Releases "Love Song (Helado Negro Remix)" Ahead of European Tour

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To coincide with the start of Devendra Banhart’s European tour next week, a remix of his “Love Song” by Helado Negro was released on Nonesuch Records today. Watch a video for the song here. The original version of “Love Song” appears on Banhart’s latest studio album, Ma. Helado Negro, aka Roberto Carlos Lange, says, “Music always makes me feel like you travel and hear, feel, and see where the sounds are from and take you. Devendra’s ‘Love Song’ does this. It haunts you with love.” He continues, “All of this album does this; it always makes you feel comforted and you’re never a stranger in the places he takes you. The remix I made is me as a witness to these sounds floating through this haunted feeling of love.”

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To coincide with the start of Devendra Banhart’s European tour next week, a remix of his “Love Song” by Helado Negro was released on Nonesuch Records today. A video for the song can be seen below. The original version of “Love Song” appears on Banhart’s latest studio album, Ma, which was released to critical acclaim in September 2019. “Love Song (Helado Negro Remix)” is available for download from the Nonesuch Store and iTunes and may be streamed at Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.

Helado Negro, aka Roberto Carlos Lange, says, “Music always makes me feel like you travel and hear, feel, and see where the sounds are from and take you. Devendra’s ‘Love Song’ does this. It haunts you with love.” He continues, “All of this album does this; it always makes you feel comforted and you’re never a stranger in the places he takes you. The remix I made is me as a witness to these sounds floating through this haunted feeling of love.”

“Helado Negro has made a rainbow out of frostbite, an orchid out of an Orc, a palace out of a pancake,” Banhart added. “In his reworked vision of ‘Love Song,’ it’s like he set the whole song free, gave it space to roam, way beyond where it once was, so nice and relaxing … Thank you dear hermano!”

Banhart’s upcoming European tour comprises twenty-one dates, beginning in Poland on January 21, and also includes concerts in Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. For details and tickets, see below, or visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. Additionally, Banhart will perform at this year’s Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 28. 

Ma, full of tender, autobiographical vignettes, displays a shift from the sonic experimentation of his previous albums to an intricate, captivating story-telling and emotional intimacy. Banhart favors organic sounds to accompany his voice and guitar, the arrangements bolstered by strings, woodwinds, brass, and keyboards. He sings in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Uncut says, “Ma’s thesis is quietly revolutionary, celebrating the nurturing quality of female instinct. Banhart’s most focussed work to date,” while Q wrote, “Banhart’s singular world remains as intoxicating as ever, as if all human life is here.” Pitchfork concurs, “His best and most cohesive statement in more than a decade.” The album features the singles “Kantori Ongaku“ (“Country Music”), “Abre Los Manos“ (“Open Your Hands”), and “Memorial.”

DEVENDRA BANHART ON TOUR

Jan 21&22 Palladium Warsaw, POLAND
Jan 24 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, GERMANY
Jan 25 Palac Akropolis* Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jan 26 Felsenkeller Leipzig, GERMANY
Jan 28 Ancienne Belgique* Brussels, BELGIUM
Jan 29 Stadtgarten* Cologne, GERMANY
Jan 30 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Feb 1 Annabel Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Feb 2 Doornroosje Nijmegan, NETHERLANDS
Feb 4 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, UK
Feb 5 Salle Pleyel Paris, FRANCE
Feb 7 Alhambra, Antigel Festival Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Feb 8 X-tra Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Feb 9 Teatro Dal Verme Milan, ITALY
Feb 11 Sala Riviera* Madrid, SPAIN
Feb 12 Teatro Victoria Eugenia San Sebastian, SPAIN
Feb 13 Razzmatazz Barcelona, SPAIN
Feb 15 Hard Club* Porto, PORTUGAL
Feb 16&17 Capitólio Lisbon, PORTUGAL
     
Mar 28 Big Ears Festival Knoxville, TN
     

* sold out

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Devendra Banhart: "Love Song (Helado Negro Remix)" [video]

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