Los Angeles psych-soul four-piece Chicano Batman follow-up 2017's critically-acclaimed Freedom Is Free with the 2020 ATO Records release Invisible People. Their most sonically-varied and cohesive album to date, the record is a statement of hope, a proclamation that we are all Invisible People, and that despite race, class, or gender we can overcome our differences and stand together.
For the album, the band worked with Grammy-winning mixing engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, War on Drugs, Kacey Musgraves, and Julian Casablancas). With Leon Michels' (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Lee Fields & The Expressions) producing and Everett's mixing steering the record's direction, the band's lush Tropicalia-tinged sound has transformed into their most polished and densely layered. Invisible People is an illuminating and encapsulating sonic landscape, one that hasn't lost the essence that put Chicano Batman on the map.
Flaunting their "laid back lounge grooves...R&B with flavors from Mexico or Brazil and a funky swagger" (NPR) that they've become so known for, single "Color my Life" places the listener in a hazy, California dream. "[It's a] neck breaker from the future, beckoning a retreat to nature in the apocalyptic dawn," says lead singer Bardo Martinez. "This is Chicano Batman's new single for all generations past and for all those yet to be born. Everything is everything, brothers and sisters."