Soul Rock Reggae

by The Wise Bloods

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The wise bloods new single in its name suggests a deviation from the usual formula of roots reggae. Where the track provides a steady pumping roots rockers groove, the vocals deliver a rhythmic top melody with a defiant hip
hop attitude flanked with powerful soulful backing vocals.
As the name suggests, soul rock reggae gives reggae listeners a new blend of
styles that break from the usual formulaic expectations, giving rise to a name that sets it apart. Lead singer Jesse James explains that, ‘although some traditions are broken, the new sound and style retain the important foundations of roots reggae that a lot of modern additions to the genre water down: namely, real genuine reflections and truths for those who find
themselves at odds with mainstream conformist society.

Jesse explains, ‘roots reggae is a revolutionary music because it brings the listener to a mental and spiritual space of celebration, where society’s narratives and expectations are deconstructed to expose the power structures they impose. This is done from relevant reflections and references to the world with a purpose to expose the hypocrisy and malevolent aspects within society that are oppressing people. It is not done by symbolically waving a banner that says revolution, just because it fits the reggae archetype... what I’m saying is that for reggae musicians to bring genuine value to the world, artists have to work hard about what they are saying, not just show some kind of attitude’.
Soul Rock Reggae is an inspiring call to arms that rallies the listener to face challenges and hardships of the day with prowess, style and mutual support as they take reggae music as their companion. “We are saying, if you value a peaceful life and wish to allow others to live in peace, if greed isn’t at the centre of your compass, but more trees, mountains, the beauty of nature, a fairer world and the feel of bass in your heart is what gets you out of bed, then this music is for you and we are with you,” says Jesse , “it’s (Soul Rock Reggae) about pulling up the amazing conscientious people in the world seeking to be part of making a better world , but forever being met with scorn, ridicule, put downs and obstacles by those who can't see beyond confines of the indifferent and oppressive system they perpetuate. "
Soul Rock Reggae marks the first of a series of releases that will culminate as the next EP from The Wise Bloods.
It releases digitally on all platforms on 10th July with a both a lockdown style and lyric video to premiere prior.

lyrics

No smile come without first a cry

There’s no such thing as a sweet good bye

The righteous lose to evil, we fail often when we try

But the people of this music straight refuse to live the lie



So often dreams they go and they, run away

Nasty bills come through the door and eat ya pay

Often clouds they come prevent us feel them sunny rays so

When we fall, get left behind we sing for better days now



Stand up, defy we pump that soul rock reggae

Bump the ride we live we strive to soul rock reggae

Come together live the truth with soul rock reggae

I hit your heart from in the booth with soul rock reggae



Pump the groove and ride the wave with soul rock reggae

Defeat the lies and live the truth with soul rock reggae

Breathe the air, the trees the leaves with soul rock reggae

Feel the the beat from deep within with soul rock reggae



Cause I don’t wanna sell my soul!

And I don’t need a brand new ride!

I just wanna keep my wheels and I gotta get by



I just wanna live this life!

And I just wanna see them grow!

I just wanna share this love and l wanna let go



Let go, let o, let go, let gooo



Modern life presents many avenues

Right here right now we feel no choice do you

Only one action, one destiny, one voice

For what has gone dry must now become moist now

Disconnected worlds rejoined and rejoiced

You used to think you care but now you got no choice

This wealth of things just figments and toys

Spiritual richness set woman and man from girl and boy



Stand up, defy we pump that soul rock reggae

Bump and ride we live we strive with soul rock reggae

Come together live the truth with soul rock reggae

Hit the heart from in the booth with soul rock reggae



Pump the groove and ride the wave with soul rock reggae

Defeat the lies and live the truth with soul rock reggae

Breathe the air, the trees the leaves with soul rock reggae

Feel the the beat from deep beneath with soul rock reggae



Cause I don’t wanna sell my soul!

And I don’t need a brand new ride!

I just wanna keep my wheels and I gotta get by



I just wanna live this life!

I just wanna see them grow!

I just wanna share this love and l wanna let go



Let go, let go, let go,

And this system you know

It's been getting me down, down down

Oh and this system you know, oh you know

They come quiet you know, quiet you now

Well they can take me now!



Oh…

Yeah yeah

credits

released July 10, 2020
The Wise Bloods:
Bass: Ryan 'Gutty' Windross
Drums: Jason Myers
Keys: Andre 'Solid' Hall
Makeda Moore: Backing Vocals
Guitar- Rhythm and Lead: Jesse James Macfarlane
Vocals: Jesse James MacFarlane

Mixing: Laurent Dupuy
Mastering: Simon Capony

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The Wise Bloods London, UK

The Wise Bloods are a rising Soul Rock and Roots Reggae band from London, breaking new ground with their proudly original UK flavour. The modern roots 6- piece influences from Soul and Hip Hop without losing the true foundations of roots reggae music.

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