I can’t tell you how long we’ve been waiting for this…Kingston, Jamaica’s Rootz Underground has finally released their new full length album Return of the Righteous Vol. 1 via Riverstone Records. The album is available as of today.
A quick search of our Most Anticipated Albums feature the last couple of years would pull up our excitement and anticipation for this new album from Jamaica’s finest. The 10 track album was recorded out of Tuff Gong Studios, Anchor Studios and Stone Love Studios working with multiple producers that include Rory Sone Love, Dean Fraser, Wayne Armond, Fire House Crew.
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.
Last year, the group released their Music Video for the first single & title track off the album. In the video, there group takes on the roll of Ninja Assassins in their quest as the Return of the Righteous! Check out the song, a long with the fight scenes as the group underwent training sessions for their fight choreography! View the video below.
You can pick up Rootz Underground’s Return of the Righteous Vol. 1 on iTunes by clicking HERE! All iTunes downloads will be qualified to WIN A TRIP TO JAMAICA to join the group at their album launch party early next year. Stay tuned in for all the details on this!
WATCH: Rootz Underground – “Return of the Righteous”