NPR HEAVY ROTATION “SOLO UN SUENO”

The title Problemas refers to Grupo Fantasma‘s collective struggle to put out its fifth studio album five years after the Grammy-winning El Existential. But it also alludes to bigger problems. The Austin band tackles the American dream in “Solo Un Sueño” and, unsurprisingly, it’s a complex song. Singer José Galeano gives a voice to the irony inherent in the American dream — an oft-repeated mantra that’s still “only a dream,” so close and yet out of reach. At the same time, the song preaches community involvement, and Grupo Fantasma’s members walk that walk, committing to dozens of local projects outside of the band. “Solo Un Sueño” swirls all these ideas together. The music — at once Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern and Eastern European in influence — endlessly rises and falls, caught somewhere between hope and despair, the past and the future.

-NPR MUSIC

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