On 'Hope Above Adversity,' Dylan Cartlidge Makes Music Like Mantras : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Cartlidge's debut album, Hope Above Adversity, was released in July of this year. It's filled with uplifting anthems that sonically jump from pop, to funk, to hip hop.

On 'Hope Above Adversity,' Dylan Cartlidge Makes Music Like Mantras

Dylan Cartlidge on World Cafe

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Playlist

  • "Hang My Head"
  • "Anything Could Happen"
  • "Yellow Brick Road"

Dylan Cartlidge's optimism is infectious. The musician overcame a tremendous amount of adversity and realized his goal to make music for a living at the end of it. His ability to elicit a smile and laugh is undeniable; you just can't help but root for him. Cartlidge's debut album, Hope Above Adversity, was released in July of this year. It's filled with uplifting anthems that sonically jump from pop, to funk, to hip hop.

In this episode of World Cafe, Dylan Cartlidge talks about his upbringing and how he stays upbeat.