Morgan Heritage has quite a few guest features and collaborations on their Strictly Roots album that drops April 21st. One of our favorites is “Wanna Be Loved” featuring Eric Rachmany of Rebelution. Download it for FREE this week only and read about the song & album here…
You can download Morgan Heritage’s new single “Wanna Be Loved” (ft Eric Rachmany of Rebelution) 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 18th, 2015.
Morgan Heritage – “Wanna Be Loved” (ft. Eric Rachmany of Rebelution)
“Wanna Be Loved” 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.
“Wanna Be Loved” features Eric Rachmany and by the sounds of it, it’s been a longtime coming that this collaboration takes place. Eric credits Morgan Heritage as part of Rebelutions inception. Here’s what he told The Pier’s Blake Taylor: “A lot of people don’t know this but Morgan Heritage sort of brought Rebelution together as a band. I was working in the music department at Santa Barbara City College and I was playing ‘Down By The River’ on my laptop when (Rebelution’s bassist) Marley Williams overheard the song and stopped by the office to say hi and say that he loved the song. We then connected on a mutual love and respect for Reggae music.”
Eric continues on about the song the collaboration, further expressing: “It’s an honor to collaborate with Morgan Heritage. In my eyes they are one of the best Reggae bands of all time. Their style is like no other out there and their story is remarkable. They sent me ‘Wanna Be Loved’ and I immediately connected with the concept that each and everyone simply wants to be loved for who they are.”
When discussing the new album, Strictly Roots, vocalist 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 “Wanna Be Loved” featuring Eric Rachmany of Rebelution for FREE, this week only, on the homepage of The Pier and pick up Strictly Roots on April 21th, 2015 by clicking HERE!
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 “Wanna Be Loved” feat. Eric Rachmany of Rebelution 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!
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Article By: Mike Patti
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