Neon Indian has shared his new single 'Toyota Man' - tune in now.
Alan Palomo's return marks a shift in the project, with the new single being sung entirely in his native Spanish.
Shaking up his influences, Neon Indian slides some cumbia, and a little psychedelia, into his retro-futurist electronics.
There's a playful sense of protest at work, too - from the Trump pinata, through to the way places the central riffs of La Cucaracha with the Star-Spangled Banner.
The producer shot the video, which broadcasts a few of those themes. He comments:
'Toyota Man' was filmed along the road map of what essentially was my path to American citizenship: Monterrey, the Nuevo Laredo border, San Antonio, and finally Austin. The process is a multiple decade commute known by many Latinos and other Americans.
Though my music has always been generally apolitical, I realised when recording this song that it was impossible to write biographically (in the rhetorical context of the Trump administration) without being entirely that: political. The story of my family, which before felt commonly American, was suddenly politicised.
Recognising the absurdity of it all, I thought it would be refreshing to address the social narrative around immigration through comedy - nods to Benny Hill, misremembered San Antonio car commercials, and School House Rock.
My family and I had a ton of fun making this and I hope it’s equally as fun to watch. Enjoy!
Tune in now.
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