Sway Jah Vu is a 5-piece alternative reggae group based out Florida who are currently boasting the release of their new 5 track EP, In The Company of Wolves. To get you acquainted with the group, we here at The Pier are giving away their new song “Runaway” for FREE download. Read more about the group…
You can download Sway Jah Vu’s new track, “Runaway”, 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 2nd, 2016.
Sway Jah Vu – “Runaway” – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
Sway Jah Vu’s New EP: In The Company of Wolves Background:
On March 29th, Sway Jah Vu released a 5 track EP, In The Company of Wolves, as a follow up to their last 5 track EP, Stealing Secrets, that dropped May 2014. With 10 songs over 2 years, the group is opting with the approach of quality over quantity. The title of the new EP, In The Company of Wolves, emerged from a Cherokee story titled “The Tale of Two Wolves,” which is a deeply treasured story in the family of guitarist/vocalist Travis Cockerham.
Cockerham explains: “In the company of wolves is kind of a double edged sword. On one hand, it’s a warning and on the other, it’s a call to action. Not only do you have to be cautious of wolves in your presence but also, to a certain extent, you have to think and act like a wolf to thrive in the world that we live in.”
The EP follows standard issues found in most reggae releases covering the subjects of political and social concerns, wars and proxy wars waged overseas, racism, hate, and human rights issues. “Our country and our world is in a dangerous place. We need be aware of who we are and what’s going on around us. People also need to stand up for what they believe in, and we’re trying to help them do that.”
The new EP was recorded at Ethnic House Studios just south of Tallahassee, Florida, and was produced by Julian de la Cruz. Most of the experimentation with sound for the new EP came from different guitar recording techniques, like multiple amps, condenser and dynamic mics, and different mic placement.
The new EP represents the group’s maturity and growth as a band since the groups March 2014 inception, with a willingness to tackle far-reaching, hefty topics in a 5 song release. Our favorite of the 5 songs on this new EP was the track “Runaway” that you can grab for FREE download on the homepage of The Pier. Discover new music with this treat and if you enjoy the song, you have another 4 songs to pick up with In the Company of Wolves EP fusing vibrant blends of reggae, rock, soul, jazz and hip-hop.
You can pick up Sway Jah Vu’s new EP, “In The Company of Wolves” on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Sway Jah Vu Background:
Sway Jah Vu is a 5 piece alternative reggae group based out of Tallahassee, FL. The group includes Travis Cockerham on Guitar/Vocals, Logan Pepper on Bass/Vocals, Terrell Sermon on Drums/Vocals, Eric Kennedy on Saxophone and Brad Foutch on Guitar. The group formed March of 2014 and by May, they released their first 5 songs in the form of Stealing Secrets EP, a collection of songs that were crafted specifically about addiction and the battles that come with it.
In 2 short years, Sway Jah Vu has performed with legendary reggae acts like The Wailers and Stephen Marley, as well as new wave U.S. reggae bands Passafire, Rebelution and Sublime with Rome. Below you will find tour dates and additional links to further discover the group.
Huge thanks again to The Sway Jah Vu for allowing us to share “Awake” 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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