With a new EP dropping August 12th, Honolulu’s So Roots is sharing the titled track “Love & Hate” as a FREE download for the week. Learn about the Honolulu based group and the 6 new songs they have dropping this month…
You can download So Roots new track, “Love & Hate,”, 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, August 13th, 2016.
So Roots – “Love & Hate” – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
So Roots “Love & Hate” Background:
The August 12th release of the Love & Hate EP is a follow up to the success the group reached with their first single “If I can’t Have You” followed by their debut self-titled EP that dropped Sept. 2014.
To bring Love & Hate to fruition, So Roots teamed up with some of the most respected artists in the island music scene. Among those are: Greg Amanonce, the lead singer of the Jimmy Weeks Project and producer/engineer, Noah Cronin.
So Roots draws on the sounds of Dub Reggae, Roots Reggae, and Lovers Rock. The EP was inspired by the song “Love & Hate” which talks about the struggles of relationships. When discussing the song, the group told The Pier: “Pono Patoc (lead singer) wrote the song to relate to just about every relationship. Where you can’t live without someone but you just can’t stand them at times. There is also some reality to the song as far as our own relationships in the band. We all go through it. We’ve been working on the project for about 6 months.”
Continue to follow So Roots and pick up their new EP on their website by clicking HERE!
So Roots Background:
So Roots band consist of Royce Kaneshiro and Pono Patoc as lead vocals, and Rylan Tokioka playing keyboards, while also providing background vocals. Supporting the band are Lapana Ieriko on drums, Klandon Fetaui on bass, and Gabriel Miller on guitar. The band came into existence as a result of Pono, Royce, and a bunch of friends jamming out in a friends garage. These initial jam sessions incorporated many of their musician friends they made throughout middle and high school. They would spend hours jamming for the simple love of playing music and having a good time, never expecting it to turn into anything serious. After landing a few gigs, they soon realized that there was an opportunity for them to take it to the next level, if they were willing to take the band seriously.
Huge thanks again to So Roots for allowing us to share “Love & Hate” 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: So Roots – “Is This Love” (Acoustic)