At the end of 2021, my son Moritz sent me unreleased house tracks he had produced before his temporary departure from the music business. He told me that he often had them running while doing desk work. Maybe I would have an idea to work out the songs to something new.
For my taste, they were little stories, but they weren’t told. Also, James Last and the history of the Easy Listening genre came to mind. I took the first track and let my imagination run wild. An atmospheric photo to go with the music seemed like a fitting inspiration boost.
Thus was born the method for working out the song stories, which I kept with all 12 tracks I received.
The basic track for Cuban Hope already contained onomatopoetic shoutouts and the idea of Latin music. Because I’m a big fan of Ry Cooder’s project “Buena Vista Social Club” with the old heroes of Cuban music, I moved the setting of the song to Cuba. Because I am also a fan of dreams and deep desire for the true values of life, the song got its title “Cuban Hope”.
It’s about the hope that one day world politics will be guided by people’s desires, and not chasing after some ideologies.