From Santa Barbara, CA is Soul Majestic, a Reggae-Rock group who has been around 10+ years & about to release their 4th studio album, Setting The Tone, on May 13th, 2014. More than just reggae-rock, they incorporate elements of hip-hop, sould, funk & jazz, as heard on their NEW & FREE single “Officer”. Available this week only…
You can download Soul Majestic’s new song “Officer” for FREE on our home page, under the MP3 Leak of the Week section, on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday May 10th, 2014.
Soul Majestic – “Officer”
Setting The Tone is the fourth studio album from Soul Majestic. It includes 12 songs, rich with musical depth, including elements of every soulful genre with reggae as the backbone. As of now, the only song from the album you’re able to purchase before its release is “Officer”. The album releases on May 13th and this week only, you can download the song “Officer” on our homepage, oppose to purchasing it.
This album was funded by a Kickstarter campaign & will be released with Zojak Worldwide. Here’s what Aaron M of Zojak had to say with regards to the new release: “Soul Majestic has been around for more than ten years and are part of this Reggae-Alternative explosion in California. I would put them alongside bands like SOJA, Mystic Roots Band, The Green and others. What they did here on this album, was capture a really cool vibe that defies being put into one genre in a good way.”
Here’s what Soul Majestic had to say about new song “Officer”:
“This song was written in response to the ludicrous drug laws in this country, it draws on personal experiences and helps to give voice to those who were unfairly punished.”
You can pre-order Soul Majestic’s New Album, Setting the Tone, on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Soul Majestic Background:
West Coast based, nationally touring roots reggae band, Soul Majestic, was formed in the late 1990’s by lead singer and songwriter Eric Iverson (a.k.a. Eric-I) and guitarist David Lyons, who, after moving to Santa Cruz from their native Santa Barbara, CA joined forces with singer Oriana Sanders and percussionist Brian Jarvis.
As contributors to the thriving evolution of California reggae, Soul Majestic has since aligned themselves with and been welcomed by the most respected in the business – recording their second album at the legendary Tuff Gong Studio with some of the best artists Jamaica has to offer, touring nationally with world-renowned reggae greats and performing at some of the largest attended festivals in the US, including Reggae on the River, Ragga Muffins, Earthdance, and Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, to name just a few. The band has gained further recognition as of late for using the fitting platform of reggae music to promote ecological and humanitarian causes.
Soul Majestic’s modern take on this time-honored genre fuses Caribbean style reggae rhythms with an array of other influences including rock, hip hop, soul/R&B, world, jazz, and folk. The universal messages of their music, incorporate such topics as, the protection of our environment, political, social and economic concerns, family, life and love.
Huge thanks again to Soul Majestic for allowing us to share their new song “Officer” 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
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