Robert Glasper has shared a new single, “Better Than I Imagined”, which features contributions from H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello. Released on Thursday via Loma Vista Recordings, the relaxed lofi jazz/pop crossover tune will appear on Glasper’s forthcoming Black Radio 3 studio project scheduled to arrive sometime next year.

A statement shared by Glasper with Thursday’s release reads,

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.

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Listen to the new collaborative track via its new animated video below.

Robert Glasper – “Better Than I Imagined” feat. H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello

[Video: Robert Glasper]

“Better Than I Imagined marks Glasper’s first studio release since his Dinner Party collaboration album alongside Terrace MartinKamasi Washington, and 9th Wonder arrived last month.

Click here to revisit Live For Live Music’s March 2020 interview with Glasper prior to the live events industry shutdown.

[H/T Pitchfork]