In November, 2019 anticipated Neon Indian’s return came with “Toyota Man”. This track tells Alan Palomo’s family story when migrating from Monterrey to Texas, which is a trip known by many Latinos living in the United States. Now he releases Mr. Frankel’s remix, which moves away from psychedelic cumbia and is loaded with elegant synth pop.
Holy Ghost’s Alex Frankel is the man behind this remix. The friendship between Neon Indian and the New York project started many years ago. They have shared tours and even vs. like “Crime Cutz”. Although the song’s melodic basis differs from the original, “Toyota Man”’s strong political message remains intact. Frankel takes certain fragments in both Spanish and English to show his drum machines expertise.
“Toyota Man” is Neon Indian’s first tease of its fourth studio album, which will be influenced by the Peruvian chicha or cumbia and the 70’s psychedelia. Enjoy this remix by Mr. Frankel and if you missed “Toyota Man” official video directed by Alan Palomo, watch how he addresses social narrative about migration through comedy.
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