First Single from Celebrated Multi-GRAMMY® Award-Winning Arranger, Composer, and Conductor Vince Mendoza’s Upcoming Album, Freedom Over Everything, Available Now

“Freedom Over Everything” (feat. Black Thought)
Brings Forth Life-Affirming Cross-Genre Collaboration

New Album Serves as a Revelatory and Politically Charged Album Set for July 2 Release on BMG’s Modern Recordings Imprint


Six-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, and 34-time nominee, Vince Mendoza is considered the foremost arranger of his generation, working with legends such as Björk, Elvis Costello, Sting, and Joni Mitchell. In a new star-studded release, Mendoza returns to his roots as a composer and conductor with a remarkable collaboration—highlighting the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, soprano Julia Bullock, guest artists Joshua Redman, Antonio SanchezDerrick Hodge, and The Roots’ premier MC Black Thought—for his forthcoming album, Freedom Over Everything, on BMG’s Modern Recordings label imprint.

The album’s first single,Freedom Over Everything,” (available now) features Mendoza’s collaboration with acclaimed MC Black Thought, where he and Mendoza embodied the collective shift of consciousness that spread across the world following COVID and the murder of George Floyd, all laid out over the groove from Derrick Hodge and Antonio Sanchez. It’s a moment that brings eloquence and beauty to a world seeking much-needed healing from the cycle of constant trauma over the past year. 

As Aristotle once said, that “Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul,” then Vince Mendoza’s Freedom Over Everything is sure to be received as a welcome addition to the times in which we live.

Vince Mendoza | Freedom Over Everything Modern Recordings | Release Date: July 2, 2021

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Listen to the new single and title track “FREEDOM OVER EVERYTHING”

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