Jazz visionary Kamasi Washington has released a new song from his upcoming EP Harmony of Difference, which is slated for release this Friday. "Desire," the first track from the forthcoming record, is available for streaming via WeTransfer.
Serene and expansive, the song is a gorgeously crafted soundscape that intermixes a lush grand piano and bass-driven vamp with spontaneous organ interjections and an impassioned saxophone solo. "Desire" is the second track to be released from Harmony of Difference, following the sweeping ballad "Truth."
In an interview with WeTransfer, Washington detailed the deliberate arrangement of the EP:
Harmony of Difference is a six-song suite – the first part is five songs in a row and part six is us playing the five songs at the same time... You hear these pieces and like them and enjoy them as individuals, but then they come together. The sixth piece is a shared experience. I hope that the metaphor works and it makes people think about what that reality is.