George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners Release “Crying For Hope” – A Song For Our Times
As the world slammed the door shut on an awful year, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners captured humankind’s collective anguish with the release of “Crying For Hope,” their first studio recording since 2015. The tune is the first from their much-anticipated full-length album of the same name to be released in February.
Not one to sit still very well or slow down, Porter, who just celebrated his 73rd birthday on December 26 with a live stream from d.b.a. in New Orleans, has been creating new music throughout the pandemic. Often working virtually with his Runnin’ Pardners bandmates Michael Lemmler (keyboards & vocals), Chris Adkins (guitar & vocals), and Terrence Houston (drums & vocals), the legendary bassist for The Meters and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient created “Crying For Hope,” the opening salvo in his war against despair.
Harnessing soulful funk and Porter’s iconic bass grooves as its primary weapons, “Crying For Hope” is a slow burn across a broken landscape littered with social injustice, rage, and mass awakening. It’s a song for our times ripped from the heart that makes no apologies for its emotional candor. Take a listen below.
“Crying for Hope” is out now across all digital platforms. For more information about George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, click on the links below.