WBGO premieres first single from ‘The Hope I Hold’ by Ryan Keberle & Catharsis

WBGO is premiering the video for “Despite the Dream” as part of their weekly Take Five new release feature. It’s the first single from The Hope I Hold, the upcoming album from Ryan Keberle and Catharsis.

Nate Chinen writes:

“Despite the Dream” incorporates lilting samba rhythm and a lyrical idea directly from Hughes: pay attention to Meza as she begins, “I’m the one who dreamed,” in a wistful tone. When she gets to the phrase “homeland of the free,” you’ll hear Keberle’s overdubbed voice, pushing against that premise: “The free, the free, who said the free? Not me.”

Watch the the full video here.

The album is available for pre-order on Bandcamp and iTunes now and will be released on June 28. You can also stream this track on Apple Music and Spotify.