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Song of the Day: Groundation – Human Race

Reggae band Groundation has released the second single Human Race, from their upcoming album One Rock.

More than two decades into a storied career, Groundation returns this year with their 10th studio album, One Rock. The band, formed in 1998 by vocalist/guitarist Harrison Stafford, has helped define American roots reggae, while building a large and loyal following in Europe and Brazil, where they have been a consistent major headliner and festival attraction for years. The new album keeps their sound and legacy moving ever forward through 9 intense songs featuring complex arrangements, moving melodies, and lyrics that touch on the human condition, human spirit, and the state of the world. 

Human Race, crackles with infectious energy, with Stafford singing about love and unification. If love was the rule, would all this remain the same? he asks, making a powerful statement in these polarizing times. The result is an instantly memorable song, well balanced between roots reggae and jazz, which has been Groundation’s signature style that has brought so many fans into their music. A corresponding official music video will also be released this week


Listen to Groundation new single Human Race, from the band's forthcoming new album One Rock:

Always a group to respect their elders and forebears, Groundation makes history yet again by bringing together the legendary reggae vocal groups Israel Vibration and The Abyssinians on the record’s first single Original Ridim, while also working with The Congos on another track. One Rock is set for release on  13th May 2022, via a partnership between France’s BACO Records and the U.S.’s Easy Star Records.


Watch below Groundation new single Human Race, from the band's forthcoming new album One Rock:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:


Tigran Hamasyan - De-Dah

Alison Shearer - Cycles

Ilhan Ersahin, Dave Harrington, Kenny Wollesen - Even As You Smile

Fergus McCreadie - Law Hill

Trish Clowes - A View with a Room

Richard Spaven - Hoodie Beats

Rebecca Vasmant, Nadya Albertsson - Broken Biscuits

Aver - All The Birds

Fatima, Joe Armon-Jones - #1

Jimetta Rose - Black Light

Oliver James - One And Only

Juanita Euka - Mboka Moko

Tanika Charles, DijahSB - Different Morning

Kerbside Collection - Metalúrgica

Hackney Colliery Band - Flood

Trombone Shorty - Come Back - Radio Edit

The Jazz Defenders, Doc Brown - Perfectly Imperfect

Stro Elliot, James Brown - The Big Purple Donut

SHY FX, Liam Bailey - Come Around Slowly

Groundation - Human Race


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