First formed in 1998 GROUNDATION returns in 2018 after a 3 years hiatus; debuting accomplished new members, brand new music and that true to form improvisational Reggae/Jazz experience. A unique sound fans have enjoyed for two decades on the biggest stages all over the world.
First singles « My Shield » and « Fossil Fuels » are now available with the album’s pre-orders so you can start to listen first notes of the expected upcoming album!
From the opening drum fill to the down beat « Fossil Fuels » sets a decisive tone. Delivered on a driving one-drop rhythm « Fossil Fuels » grooves alongside a powerful political and social message. Lead singer Harrison Stafford speaks to mankind’s addiction to this costly non-renewable energy resource while offering ideas for possible solutions.
Musically « My Shield » is an African influenced web of melodic and rhythmic patterns over a 6/4 beat. The way the bass and guitar lines interact as well as the bass and drums while the keyboards dance on top; the groove is otherworldly. Lyrically it’s giving thanks to Jah, the positive spirit that acts as a « shield » of protection against all negative forces. This spirit is manifested through music and this song reminds us of the briefness of this life and the greatest of Jah.
Carrying on GROUNDATION’s rich history and the high standards, that were set by the musicians before; honoring what was done and pushing further still. A new generation takes the reins. Get ready, THE NEXT GENERATION will release on September 21st !