We’ve been talking about the release of Rootz Undergrounds’ Return of the Righteous Vol. 1 since late 2013. Now that it has finally dropped, we’re giving away their new song “Rootz & Culture” for FREE this week only. Read up on the Kingston, Jamaican group and their new album …
You can download the new Rootz Underground track “Rootz & Culture” 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, Nov. 27, 2015.
Rootz Underground – “Rootz & Culture” – Download HERE
“Rootz & Culture” Background:
Rootz Underground’s new 10 track album is what guitarist Charles Lazarus tells The Pier: “Return of The Righteous is the vibration in the air of righteousness returning to the hearts of people in general. The album title does not refer to specific individuals or groups but rather speaks of universal love and connection of all life. The notion is expressed here in the musical language with an accent on JAH highest love and goodness. Sometimes the battle must be won with love rather than war.”
Colin Young, the groups Bassist adds that: “Return Of The Righteous is the coming of age of Rootz Underground in a time when we celebrate the return of righteousness to the hearts and minds of mankind. It is the culmination of our past years and the vision of our future and it is the story of these – each song being a chapter in this book of our experiences, trials and triumphs.”
The album includes guest appearances by Toots Hibbert on “Kingston Town” a long with additional vocals by Seyszi and Timeka Marshall. Off the 10 tracks on the album, the group points to “Return of the Righteous”, “New Tam”, and “Fret Not Thyself” as their stand-out tracks and projected singles.
But after listening to the album, my personal favorite track is “Rootz & Culture” to which the group was nice enough in allowing us to give that song away as our featured Leak of the Week.
Charles continues on to explain that: “Rootz & Culture was recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in downtown Kingston and is a collaboration between the band and our long time supporters and sponsors Aurora Innovations/Roots Organics out of Eugene, Oregon. Working together since our very first trip to the US West Coast in 2006 we both identified the love of organic farming and have been proactive ever since doing what we can to bring awareness to that end. This song is merely another vote for good health, clean living and conscious awareness. We hope you enjoy the positive message.”
Charles would also tell me that in addition to “Rootz & Culture”, “every song is just as important” as you’ll hear an album packed with a musical depth and a message that runs just as depp. You can pick up Rootz Underground’s Return of the Righteous Vol. 1 on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Watch: Rootz Underground – “Return of the Righteous”
Rootz Underground Background:
Rootz Underground consists of Stephen Newland on guitar-vocals, Colin Young on bass, Leon Campbell on Drums, Paul Smith on keyboards-vocals, Charles Lazarus on guitar, Omar Francis also on guitar and engineer Neil Ferguson, a long with FOH engineer Joel McCarthy.
This group of guys represents Jamaica’s most recent contribution to the International Reggae & World Music scene. While undeniably rooted in reggae the six-member outfit uses their collective passion to create a sound that pushes boundaries and defies being boxed into a single genre. Electric yet organic, gritty and soulful; the band manages to harness the essence that the reggae aficionado was captivated by in the 1970’s while connecting the youth to the pure messages of Rastafari with explosive live performances that are a positive and emotional musical journey.
With over a decade sharing the stage together, along with the release of both studio albums “MOVEMENT” (2008) and “GRAVITY” (2010) they have managed to build a strong International fan base that spans across and beyond the 22 countries they have visited in not just reggae but also rock and jamband circles.
Huge thanks again to Rootz Underground for allowing us to share “Rootz & Culture” 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