On April 28th, Humboldt, Cali-grown reggae artist, Jah Sun will be releasing a new album titled Between The Lines and we’re featuring his new track “Love Currency” for FREE download. Grab the song for FREE on our homepage and read more here..
You can download Jah Sun’s new song “Love Currency,” 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 Sunday, April 23rd 2017.
Jah Sun – “Love Currency” — Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
Jah Sun’s “Love Currency” Background:
Jah Sun’s fifth studio album, Between The Lines, was recorded at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, CA with Jah Sun’s intrigue coming from the studios analog boards, vintage mics, amps, guitars and most importantly, the atmosphere. “For this album, I wanted an organic, live feel. The aim was to make a perfect piece of imperfection, and I think we did that.”
Jah Sun worked with a diverse group of musicians who helped set the tone for the record — an approach that was new to Jah Sun as he describes that “In the past, I had a pre-produced composition to write to, but this time we wrote everything from scratch, using a guitar and piano. I learned something new, that when the lyrics and music are born at the same time, it creates a totally different vibe than writing to a beat.”
The album includes 12 total tracks and in addition to the co-writes, Jah Sun worked with some heavy hitters in the world of reggae including Dean Fraser (Taurrus Riley), Dave “Prime Time” Green (Alborosie), Nikki Burt (Damien Marley), Merrick Shaw (Omi), Sam Gilly & his “House of Riddim” band from Austria and strings from Grammy winner Phil Peterson (Flo-Rida, Pink, Maroon 5). Completing the all-star talent were engineers Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Blur) and Dario Cassilo as the album was co-produced by Dubtonic Kru, who played on most of the album.
Needless to say, Jah Sun has surrounded himself with talented artists who have helped accent and influence his approach with this new record that will stand out from prior releases.
Track 12 on the record is “Love Currency” and is the track we’re giving away for FREE download this week. Discussing the song, Jah Sun tells The Pier: “Well it’s the world that I Dream of… Somewhere we spend time, not dollars. This song is meant to remind us that the best things in life aren’t things. I’m also honored to have Grammy winner Phil Peterson doing strings on this track.”
Jah Sun’s new album Between The Lines will drop on April 28th, 2017. In the meantime, you can pick up his catalog of music on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Jah Sun Background:
Jah Sun is a distinguished Reggae artist whose message of hope has captivated audiences worldwide. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of musical styles, Jah Sun’s aspires to awaken in his audience the desire to meet the challenges of life and to live to their ultimate potential.
When he turned 20 years old, Jah Sun discovered a musical genius who would forever change his world. That genius was Bob Marley. Jah Sun felt an automatic affinity to Marley’s spiritual, mature and worldly music. The imprint Marley left on Jah Sun inspired him to expand his musical horizons and to explore the soul and rhythms of reggae.
Not soon after, Jah Sun decided to throw his whole being into his music. He moved to Los Angeles, CA from Texas and made a total commitment to finding success in the music industry. In 2006, Jah Sun’s debut album, Height of Light, was released. It featured many of reggae’s top recording artists, such as Luciano, Junior Reid, Lutan Fyah and Grammy Award winner, Yami Bolo. The album was success with albums single, “Fyah Dance,” being features on MTV’s 2006 season premiere of Laguna Beach. A second song, “Nuff a Dem” was included in FUEL TV’s 2007 Vans Downtown Showdown.
In early 2012, Jah Sun released his breakout album Battle the Dragon. The album features a host of reggae superstars, including Peetah Morgan, Alborosie, Stevie Culture, Perfect, J-Boog and Gentlemen. Following the release of this album Jah Sun toured not only the US but also Europe, including Sweden, Spain, Rotterdam and Italy.
The impact that Battle the Dragon has had on his ever-growing fan base is phenomenal. Two of the songs from Battle the Dragon were picked up by the distributors Extreme Music and SuperPop which specialize in TV and film placement. One song from the album “Where is your Love” was featured on one episode of the highly successful TV program “Glee.”
2017 marks the return of Jah Sun with his fifth studio album, Between The Lines out April 28th, 2017.
Huge thanks again to Jah Sun for allowing us to share “Love Currency” 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
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