Morgan Heritagge is dropping their 12 track Strictly Roots album on April 20th, 2015. The leading single from that album, “Perform and Done” is being given away this week for FREE download on our homepage. Read more about the band, their upcoming tour & their new song, “Perform and Done”…
You can download Morgan Heritage’s new single “Perform and Done”, 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 March 28th, 2015.
Morgan Heritage – “Perform and Done”
“Perform and Done” Background:
Morgan Heritage are no strangers to the reggae-music scene as Strictly Roots will be the groups 17th official release in 21 years as a family-ran group. The new album includes 12 total tracks fusing reggae and dancehall with a slew of guest appearances that include Chronixx, Jemere Morgan, Jo Mersa Marley, J Boog, Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Bobby Lee of SOJA and more.
“Perform and Done” is the leading single off the new album and vocalist Mojo Morgan explained that the song “is about how you feel when the music moves you. We also speak about how a woman in particular captivates the audience she creates with her movements on the dance floor.”
Morgan Heritage shot and released a music video for the leading single that was filmed on location at the weekly Mojito Mondays event in Kingston, Jamaica. It was directed by William Richards who managed to capture the essence of the song with a storyline reminiscent of the popular “Dancehall Queen” movie.
“Perform And Done is the music video that pushes the envelope for Morgan Heritage lyrically and visually,” the group states. “The goal is to captivate a whole new audience that would not typically watch a Morgan Heritage video. Our hope is that our existing and new fans appreciate our artistic expression… This song is just an introduction to the creative approach we took with this album. Krystia Rhodes and the entire Image Development Studios team wrote a hell of a treatment to highlight this creativity and the Director William Richards executed their vision perfectly.”
When discussing the new album, Strictly Roots, Mojo Morgan explained that “This new album pushes the envelope lyrically and musically like never before. It will surprise and enlighten music lovers all over the globe. We feel as if we’ve covered the full spectrum of Jamaican music and how it has influenced today’s global music industry. The root of these influences you hear come from Jamaica. Hence the title ‘Strictly Roots.'”
Go grab “Perform and Done” for FREE, this week only, on the homepage of The Pier and pick up Strictly Roots on April 20th, 2015. View the “Perform and Done” music video below.
Morgan Heritage Background:
One of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces on the global stage, the sensational roots reggae quintet, which comprises siblings Peetah Morgan (vocals), Una Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Gramps Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Lukes Morgan (rhythm guitar) and Mr. Mojo Morgan (percussion/vocals) has embraced the challenges that come with empowerment of this nature. The group has been around for the last 21 years, having released 11 total studio albums in that time-span. Globally known as the “Royal Family of Reggae,” and now today being dubbed as the “Rolling Stones of Reggae”, Morgan Heritage has established themselves as the premiere live group on the reggae circuit.
Morgan Heritage will take their Strictly Roots album on their Strictly Roots tour that starts on April 8th. While more dates are expected to be added, there are 13 total shows, all mostly on the west coast with a couple of stops in NY and D.C. to get the tour started.
Mojo pointed out that “Denver will be a highlight on this upcoming tour because we haven’t played in the state of Colorado since the legalization of Marijuana.” They play Denver on April 15th at Cervantes and as they’re expected to start playing most of the new songs live. When I asked Mojo which new songs we could expect be performed live, he states: ” We are excited to play songs like Child of Jah feat Chronixx, Light It Up feat Jo Mersa Marley, Rise and Fall and the title track Strictly Roots.”
As for what fans can look forward to with the rest of the tour, Mojo adds that: “In our new show we’re putting together for the Strictly Roots world tour, we’ll pay tribute to our Uncle Toots and The Maytals, Garnet Silk and the legend Peter Tosh, just to name few. We are also excited to play (new) songs like ‘Child of Jah’ feat Chronixx, ‘Light It Up’ feat Jo Mersa Marley, ‘Rise and Fall’ and the title track ‘Strictly Roots.'”
Huge thanks again to Morgan Heritage for allowing us to share their new song “Perform and Done” 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: Morgan Heritage – “Perform and Done”