MP3 Leak of the Week: Roots of a Rebellion

MP3 Leak of the Week: Roots of a Rebellion

On July 8th, Roots of a Rebellion of Nashville, TN will drop their sophomore album A Brothers Instinct. We’re giving away the first song from the 8 track reggae-rock record with “No Control” for FREE this week only as we invite you to read more on the group, their new song and their new record…

You can download Roots of a Rebellion’s new track, “No Control”, 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, July 9th, 2016.

Roots of a Rebellion – “No Control” – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
ROAR Cover

Roots of a Rebellion’s “No Control” Background:

“‘No Control’ is about the different kinds of love and desire we experience throughout our lives,” shares guitarist Marco Martinez. “I wrote this song over the course of two years after moving back to Nashville. The first verse reflects that period of young love, fear of real commitment, and a lack of control over desire. The second verse shines light on how a deeper love can come at anytime and change the way you see things in life. From young, carefree exchanges to a developed and mature relationship, we experience similar feelings of releasing control over our emotions and trusting another person with them.”

A Brothers Instinct was produced by Craig Welsch, who is well known for his work with 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad & State Radio, among others. “With a foundation of each song in place, Craig was really able to help us take our songs to the next level. We learned so much from Craig in the studio and it was definitely a game-changing experience for us,” drummer Troy Wiggins proclaims.

Wiggins continues to explain, “All six Roots band members write and have various ways of introducing lyrics, melodies, and songs to the group. While some songs are started together, other songs come from individual members who have a more complete idea of how they want a song to sound. With ‘No Control,’ Marco came to us with a ‘rough draft’ of the song that he recorded in Garage Band. Once the foundation and song structure was in place, we re-approached the song to create fresh parts that were unique to each band member. This type of songwriting accelerates the process in creating new music and is just one of many ways we write music as a band.”

The band takes a methodical approach toward writing and recording, fine tuning the music as a band before addressing it with a respectable producer who is capable of taking their foundation and helping them build it up from there.

Wiggins details that: “Once we got into the studio with Craig Welsch, he really helped us strengthen and improve certain aspects of the instrumentation, song writing, and structure of ‘No Control.’ For example, he suggested creating a more ‘staggered, skipping’ feel to the song which can be heard in the hi-hat pattern that was recorded in the studio. The same of Craig can be said for the rest of the songs on the album.”

If you’re not familiar with Roots of a Rebellion and you were unaware that decent reggae-rock music was being produced out of Nashville, TN, then why not allow the July 8th release of A Brothers Instinct be your first impression to their music? Pre-order the record on iTunes now by clicking HERE!

Watch: Roots of a Rebellion – “No Control”



ROAR Background:

Roots of a Rebellion, commonly referred to as ROAR, hail from Nashville, TN and bolster heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. As a 6-piece group, the band consists of Austin Smith (guitarist/vocalist), Marco Martinez (guitar/harmonica), Jeremyck Smith (keys/vocalist), Justin Smith (trumpet/djembe/vocals), Adam Quellhorst (bass/vocals), and Troy Wiggins (drums).

The band is known for their dynamic live shows centered around their progressive sound and energy. In between regional touring, ROAR has released their “Inner Light EP” back in 2012, followed by the 2014 debut album release of Heartifact. Most recently, Roots was voted Best Local Band in Nashville Scene’s 2015 Best of Nashville Reader’s Poll.

Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, moe., SOJA, NEEDTOBREATHE, and more, Roots of a Rebellion is glad to represent another side to Music City, USA. They’ll be promoting their new album on a tour through much of the east coast this summer, starting July 8th thru September 9th — View the dates and links below.

Roots of a rebellion Tour Dates

Related Links:
ROAR Website
ROAR Facebook

Huge thanks again to Roots of a Rebellion for allowing us to share “No Control” 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