On October 16th, Caribbean stars Bunji Garlin and Damian “Jr Gong” Marley will release their politically charged anthem “The Message.” Produced by Philip “Jr. Blender” Meckseper, the atmospheric reggae tune combines criticism of society with a rally cry for change.
According to Bunji Garlin, “We recorded this song at Gong’s studio in Florida. It was a 4am studio session after we spent about an hour and a half just talking and getting a vibe off of each other’s knowledge, views and energies. I appreciate the project and artist because we were able to let both our musical backgrounds work for us to execute this. It is almost a fable to see the son of reggae legend and also a legend in his own right and artist of the soca genre meld so effortlessly.”
This is the first release for Marley since the end of his recent Catch A Fire tour with Tarrus Riley, Morgan Heritage, Super Cat and Stephen “Ragga” Marley, and arguably Bunji Garlin’s biggest release since his 2014 album Differentology.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill reggae tune, as its electronic beat and fast-paced lyrics set it apart from anything we’ve heard this year. The song will be available for download on October 16th, but until then, fans can enjoy it on soundcloud courtesy of VP Records.