Helado Negro draws inspiration from the sun-drenched, tropical vibes of his Miami upbringing, on his latest This Is How You Smile. Main dude Roberto Carlos Lange layers hazy, pastel textures over intimate songwriting; the effect is both hauntingly lovely and richly, achingly alive. It’s a euphoria-inducing fusion of downtempo melodies with joyous harmonies. The songs seem more organic than ever, more able to balance the light and the dark. A dreamy, satisfying evolution from the high-vibing chill wave that first brought Helado Negro to our attention almost a decade ago.