Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Reggae's Royal Family Morgan Heritage announce the release date of their 10th studio album 'Strictly Roots'

Having fully recharged their momentous journey in the past year and a half, and having unquestionably established themselves as the premiere live group on the reggae circuit, Morgan Heritage is now on another phase of their indomitable mission.  The Royal Family of Reggae, has taken the impressively significant step to announce the release of their upcoming album "STRICTLY ROOTS" 

"STRICTLY ROOTS' will be delivered exclusively on their independent CTBC (Cool To Be Conscious) Music Group.  Undoubtedly one of contemporary reggae's most powerful forces on the global stage, the sensational roots reggae quintet, which comprises siblings Peetah Morgan (vocals), Una Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Roy "Gramps" Morgan (keyboard/vocals, Nakhamyah "Lukes" Morgan (rhythm guitar) and Memmalatel "Mr. Mojo" Morgan (percussion/vocals) has embraced the challenges that come with empowerment of this nature Amazing.  

According to Gramps, "STRICTLY ROOTS" our 10th studio album is particularly significant. It represents our first album released indepedent of VP Records, on our very own label CTBC Music Group. VP has been great for the group and we're grateful for our years with them.  We just felt it was time to approach the release of our music differently."

Possessing that unmistakably authentic Morgan Heritage organic roots sound with an expansively eclectic mix that takes it seamlessly into hybrid valleys and mountains, Strictly Roots interesting pays homage to the elders, while ironically, also blazes the trail towards the exciting future of roots.  "We know what our fans want; we know exactly where we want to take them and we know precisely how to get them there," shrewd lead singer, Peetah Morgan, say confidently of the ground-breaking album which is set for April 20, release.

Among the heavyweights co-producers with Morgan Heritage on STRICTLY ROOTS are Don Chandler and BBC One/1Xtra's Seani B who co-produced the compelling lead single, 'Perform and Done' already released on iTunes; Shance C. Brown (Juke Boxx Productions); multiple Grammy nominee, Jason "J-Vibe" Farmer; French reggae/dancehall production duo matthieuBost and Jeremie "Bim" Dessus; guitarist Andrew "simmo" Simpson and DJ Fras. Contributing to the brilliant instrumentation for which a Morgan Heritage album is renowned, is multi-fauceted studio and touring drummer, American Gil Sharone, whose DVD, Wicked Beats, incorporating ska, rocksteady and reggae, won the Drummie Award in Drum Magazine for "DVD of the Year" in 2011.  

A release state that the video premier of lead single 'Perform and Drive' will showcase on
Billboard Magazine website and according to Morgan Heritage in this regard, "this song is just an introduction to the creative approach we took with this album. Krystia Rhodes and the entire Image Development Studios team wrote a hell of a treatment to highlight this creativity and the Director William Richards executed their vision perfectly. We're really looking forward to the premier of this video."

Like its predecessor, Here Come The KingsSTRICTLY ROOTS successfully incorporates R and B and a hint of dancehall, but it goes a step further with his synergy and almost effortlessly fuses a type of roots, pop and dancehall majesty that could only be truly achieved by the Royal Family of Reggae. STRICTLY ROOTS becomes available on all major digital platforms April 20th with CD purchases available April 21, on www.morganheritagemusic.com

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Source: The Howard Theatre