Robert Glasper has unearthed his newest single “Better Than I Imagined” and it features H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello. The song is inspired by Black love and the need to affirm it during the visibility of Black Lives Matters. Glasper made a statement:
“Black lives matter and so does black love; no one wants a life without love, but we have generations of people in our community who haven’t had the tools to actually be in healthy relationships. It seems like people are finally ready to open their eyes to systemic racism in this country, and if we’re going to talk about it, we have to also talk about how it affects our relationships — how we communicate, how we see ourselves, how we treat each other. It’s not always good, even though maybe it could be.”
“Better Than I Imagined” will appear on Glasper’s Black Radio 3 scheduled for release in 2021. Glasper will be performing at the 2020 March On Washington in DC with bassist Derrick Hodge this Friday, August 28th.