Los Angeles-based Tropicália outfit Chicano Batman has teamed up with Mexican singer Caloncho for a pair of new recordings titled. The first, “Háblame”, is a collaborative original, and the second, “Corazón de Roca”, was originally penned by Los Fresno released back in the 1970s, according to reports. The two new songs act as stand-alone singles, but could appear on Chicano Batman’s next studio album, which would be the soulful band’s first since 2017’s Freedom Is Free.
Both recordings are rich in melody and instrumentation and feature a pair of excellent vocal performances from Caloncho in his native language of Spanish. The lyrics for “Háblame”, which were penned by Caloncho, were inspired by the Mexican indie artist’s newborn daughter.
In addition to the two new songs shared to streaming services on Monday, Chicano Batman and Caloncho released a heartwarming animated video for “Háblame”, which follows the journey of immigrant children to the United States. The video was directed by Edgar Fernández, who helped put the visual together to tell the story of young immigrants who hope to one day be united with their families in America. In the spirit of the video’s feel-good storyline, proceeds from the two new recordings will go to benefit KIND Organization (Kids In Need of Defense), a global organization which provides legal assistance to children brave enough to immigrate to other countries by themselves.
Fans can check out the video below to hear “Háblame” in full.
Chicano Batman with Caloncho – “Háblame”
[Video: Chicano Batman]
Chicano Batman will be on tour throughout the spring and into summer, where they’ll eventually link up with Vampire Weekend for a run of shows come June. Fans can head to the band’s website for ticket and tour information for their upcoming performances. Fans can also hear the two new songs in full via Spotify below:
Chicano Batman, Caloncho – “Háblame”/”Corazón de Roca”