The Ellameno Beat, currently residing in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, is gearing up for their first full-length album set to drop this spring, 2017. In the meantime, we’re sharing their track “Too Deep,” off of their debut EP, Party Wave…
You can download The Ellameno Beat’s new song, “Too Deep,” 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, Dec. 3rd, 2016.
The Ellameno Beat – “Too Deep” – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
The Ellameno Beat’s “Too Deep” Background:
The Ellameno Beat’s Party Wave EP was released in April 2015, and dropped at #3 on the iTunes Reggae Chart and #11 on the Billboard Reggae Chart as their introduction to showcasing their own progressive roots sound.
The first track off the EP, and our featured Leak of the Week, is “Too Deep.” Lead singer Reggie Froom started humming the melody in January 2015 and told The Pier, “I was living in Jax Beach in an apartment with no heat, right next to Joe’s Crab Shack,” when he wrote the song.
Once the lyrics and the chords were established, Rebecca (Becky) Minor, who is a classically trained singer and pianist, was able to lock down the harmonies alongside Reggie and Matt Diamond. The horns came later as trumpet/vocalist, Matt Diamond, was quickly able to master the horn riff that Reggie had written.
Reggie explains: “Too Deep is simply a tribute to the emotional life I’ve led thus far. Like many of the songs I’ve written, it is an expression of the memories and challenges that have shaped me as an artist and a person. It is inspired by my endless struggle to find balance in life and is communicated in surf-inspired metaphors that represent my escape and passion. Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows; I like to respect and honor both the positive and negative aspects that affect and inspire me, and I tried to summarize that motif in the song.”
The song has since become a band and fan favorite. Matt Diamond tells The Pier: “Too Deep is a special song for me and always one I look forward to closing each set with. It is a song that begs not to be rushed. By playing the horn line with a little slack and letting the horns drag off the beat very slightly, we can keep the tune relaxed and give a little space for the lyrics to shine through. It is also one of my favorites to sing backups on. I feel the impact at live shows when the lyrics are echoed back to us by loyal fans who all love to sing along with us and become a part of our music.”
You can pick up The Ellameno’s Beat new EP Party Wave on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Listen: The Ellameno Beat – “Too Deep”
The Ellameno Beat Background:
The Ellameno Beat started in 2012 in the small South Florida beach town known as Jensen Beach. The original members, Reggie, James, Walker, and Dylon, grew up there surfing and playing music together. As far as the rest of the crew goes, their roots span to New York and Philadelphia. The band currently resides in Jacksonville, FL.
Founded and produced by lead singer and songwriter Reggie Froom, the group channels an original progressive roots sound that is the product of a diverse ensemble showcasing a powerful horn section and three-part vocal harmonies.
The Ellameno Beat looks to close out 2016 with a few scattered shows around Florida, including headlining the annual Guanabanas New Year’s Eve celebration in Jupiter, Florida. The group will also catch up with their buddies from Signal Fire for a show at Ocean Deck in Daytona on December 11, and headline their hometown holiday bash at The Stillery in Stuart near Jensen Beach on December 22nd.
The Ellameno Beat will soon be making the first round of announcements for their 2017 tour schedule!
Reggie Froom – Lead Vocals / Lead Guitar
James Rosenblit – Drums
Walker Brantingham – Keys
Dylon Hixon – Bass
Matt Diamond – Trumpet / Vocals
Marissa Mcauliffe – Trombone
Rebecca Minor – Keys / Vocals
The Ellameno Beat Facebook
Huge thanks again to The Ellameno Beat for allowing us to download their new song “Too Deep” 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: PJ Pierangeli