This Friday, April 8th, E.N Young will drop his new album, Call On Me, via his own Roots Musician Records. We’re giving away the melodica version to one of our favorite songs on the new record with the track “Just Be.” Read more…
You can download E.N Young’s new track, “Just Be” (Melodica Version), for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, April 9th, 2016.
E.N Young – “Just Be” (Melodica Version) – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
E.N Young’s New Album: Call On Me Background:
E.N Young took us by surprise when he suddenly announced he would be releasing a new full length album. We thought it may have been hype for April fools, similar to what he did in the past when he fooled his fans that he had shaved his dreads. I’m still not sure where he finds the time between his contributions to Tribal Seeds, Roots Musician Records and his production work with producing other artists out of his own recording studio of Imperial Sound in San Diego, CA.
The album is called Call On Me and is 11 total tracks with a few interludes, a couple of remixes and a live track.
One of the remixes on the record is a Melodica version of track 3, “Just Be.” The melodica on this version seemingly takes the place of the originals main vocals, and with the exception of some backdrop harmonies playing as an extra instrument to the song, the version plays as E.N Young’s alter ego in the form of his melodica.
I think one of the album stand-outs is “Waiting For This.” It’s unlike anything you’re use to hearing from E.N Young and this is a good thing where we still him experimenting with new elements to produce a track that is still in his comfort zone, but just enough outside his norm to attract new listeners and perk the ears of his long time fans.
I’m not as big a fan of the interludes, unless my plans are to own the album on vinyl. They feel more like fillers and are the first to be skipped or forgotten as the album ages in today’s digital world. Track 4, “Get’em Next Time” is a funny interlude where he’s talking to a fan over the radio that’s praising him for his music but suggesting E.N Young’s new music is not roots enough, but telling E.N he’ll “get’em next time.” Then you have a Melodica driven interlude simply titled “Melodica” with track 6, in addition to another song called “Interlude” at track 8. “Interlude” is just a piano ballad, but a sample at what I would love to hear E.N Young do with sampling more with raw acoustic piano ballad-driven songs.
As you might expect, the forthcoming album will be released through Young’s label, Roots Musician Records. In addition to a number of previously unheard tracks on Call On Me, E.N Young included a live version of “Don’t Burn Your Bridges,” which appeared on his 2010 debut album Luck & Chance No More.
You can pick up E.N Young’s new album, Call On Me on iTunes by clicking HERE!
E.N Young Background:
E.N Young established himself as an authority in the reggae community through his tireless work in all aspects of the scene. As a performing musician, E.N Young cut his teeth as member of the band Stranger, before leaving to pursue a solo career and eventually joining on with Tribal Seeds as a keyboardist. Young is also a renowned producer, having worked on countless projects, including Tribal Seeds’ EP SoundWaves and Gonzo’s album Rocksteady. In 2010, Young established his own record label, Roots Musician Records, and has since gone on to open Imperial Sound Recording Studio in his hometown of San Diego, CA.
E.N Young will be back on the road this spring with Tribal Seeds for their Spring Harvest Tour. On tour, he will perform as an opener alongside his backing band Imperial Sound, and then jump back on stage with Tribal Seeds to close out each night… Read more HERE!
Huge thanks again to E.N Young for allowing us to share “Just Be” (Melodica Version) to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: E.N Young – “Don’t Burn Your Bridges”