Legendary bassist George Porter Jr. has released the video for “Crying for Hope,” a powerful anthem that combines the signature sound of Porter’s iconic funk group The Meters with a message of resistance and urgency for 2021.
The New Orleans funk master and Meters founding member released the title track for his 2021 album on March 26 via Controlled Substance Sounds Labs and Color Red. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, named one of the 50 Greatest Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone, is continuing to keep his message of struggle, perseverance, comfort and rejuvenation at the forefront of a movement driven by a belief that music is the ultimate requital and The Meters’ pioneering funk sound is the rhythm that fuels the march toward change, one beat at a time.
Crying for Hope was recorded with the Runnin’ Pardners, spearheaded by Porter on bass and vocals, Terrence Houston on drums, Michael Lemmler on keyboards and Chris Adkins on guitar. The album was recorded virtually from home studios and sessions at Ora’s Third Floor Sound Lab.
Check out the video for “Crying for Hope” below and click here for streaming and physical copies of the album.