Gloucester, MA based rock-reggae quartet Soul Rebel Project have kept a tight ship since their founding in 2010, promoting their live show and positive music across the greater Boston area and beyond. The Caribbean inspired up-and-coming group are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming third studio album Inspiration via VP Records – the album is expected to drop March 23rd.
Soul Rebel Project began their musical journey eight years ago, and have often cited their music is a cross between Collie Buddz, Rebelution and Matisyahu. Across the course of their many live performances, they’ve shared the stage with Sean Paul, Toots and the Maytals, Barrington Levy, Lee Scratch Perry and more. But SRP is set to break new ground in their journey and have set their sights on the release and success on their next album Inspiration.
The album is expected to feature 11 tracks, with an overarching theme of what they describe to The Pier as “love, unity and solidarity.” The record was recorded in Rowley, MA at Phillips Studio.
Here’s what the group shared with The Pier: “The production value and effort put into this album is something we are very proud of. The writing on this album expresses the varying styles of all the members and captures our sound very well. Our core four members come from different musical backgrounds including jazz, rock and hip hop and this album does a good job of bringing all the elements in while maintaining the reggae feel. This release is very different in terms of compositions from our last album.”
When speaking with The Pier, SRP also notated that there are a few specific songs such as “Dub Boat” and “Pure Love” that exemplify how they tried to push their boundaries on this record. The band has already dropped their first exclusive single from the forthcoming release, entitled “Unity” featuring Kenyatta Hill. Also expected to be on the record is an additional single that was released in 2015 with “Positive Thinking.” Their newest addition, “Unity,” was debuted on BBC Radio 1 earlier this month and can be fired up via the soundcloud below!
Listen: Soul Rebel Project – “Positive Thinking”