2 Mar

For Rebelution, Everything Is ‘Falling Into Place’

first_imgReggae rockers Rebelution have released their fifth studio album, Falling Into Place. The Santa Barbara-based group has been making music together for more than twelve years and has managed to maintain a consistent sound without going stale. Released on the band’s own 87 Music label in partnership with NYC’s Easy Star Records (just as with their last album “Count Me In”), Falling Into Place is a cohesive display of bandmates rooted in reggae, yet comfortable enough to experiment with their collective influences, including dancehall, hip-hop, and funk.Listen to the album below, streaming via Spotify.Never shy about singing for and about the ladies, frontman Eric Rachmany delivers racy lines like “Slap on some reggae, get the room to bubble up / So I can work your body from sundown to sun up” in the sensual tune “Pretty Lady.” The equally sultry “Santa Barbara” is a love song dedicated to a wild-eyed one that got away, as well as the city where it all began for Rebelution. “Upper Hand” bemoans a power struggle, and while some critics have been quick to call this track “pop”-y, others have come to the band’s defense to explain that what we’re hearing is traditional Jamaican dancehall-inspired beats. Speaking of haters, Rachmany explained on his live stream of the album this past Thursday, that the opening track, “Know It All,” is a big middle finger to all those who spew hate online, hiding cowardly behind their computer screens. Preach it! (Before learning this, the fan theory that this song was about Donald Trump was also hilariously viable…)A Rebelution album would be incomplete without a solid ganja anthem or two, and “Inhale Exhale” is just that. This song features Jamaican reggae artist Protoje, and gives a shout-out to the impressive lift provided by cannabis from California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and of course, Jamaica. Nothing will quite top 2007’s “Green To Black,” but it’s still a dope track that will no doubt incite the urge to spark one up, if you hadn’t already.Things get personal on “Those Days,” which Rachmany professed is his personal favorite, and features a chord progression he developed before Rebelution even existed. This autobiographical track really gives listeners a peek into the frontman’s upbringing in San Francisco. Influenced by the Bay area rap, hip-hop, and funk of his childhood, “Lay My Claim” is his second favorite, and is both inspirational and cocky (in the best sense of the word). The album concludes with “Breakdown,” a cautionary tune pleading us to slow down and enjoy time, as we have it.Overall, Falling Into Place delivers the feel-good vibes we’ve grown to depend on, along with fresh energy and the confidence that comes from being one of the most well known and loved reggae roots bands in the game. This release, combined with a supporting summer tour, will assuredly capture the hearts of a wide array of old and new fans all across the country.You can purchase a physical or digital copy of the album here. Sit back, relax, and let the music get up in ya!last_img read more

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26 Sep

England captain Harry Kane vows: ‘I’ll be at Euros’

first_imgThe striker has been sidelined since New Year’s Day with a torn hamstring tendon, which required surgery.But Kane is ahead of schedule in his recovery and Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has said he could be fit for the final “three, four or five” matches of the season.In an interview with the Evening Standard Magazine, Kane said: “In my head, I am definitely at the Euros.“Unless something pretty drastic happens between now and then, I’ll be there. I’m still not back training with the first team but I’m working hard in the gym, I’m getting stronger all the time.“We’re talking a few more weeks, and I’ll be playing again. I don’t want to make a prediction for which game I might be back, but I am hoping somewhere between the start and the middle of April.”Tottenham travel to Bournemouth on April 18 before the north London derby at home to Arsenal the following Sunday, their fourth-last league match of the season.They end the campaign with trips to Newcastle and Crystal Palace, either side of a visit from Leicester.Kane has recovered quickly from a string of injuries in recent seasons.While insisting that he would not be rushed back, Mourinho said last week that Kane was a player who “doesn’t accept protocols”.England captain Harry KaneRead Also: Wanyama joins MLS side Montreal Impact as designated player“Let’s see with Harry,” he said. “He’s obviously a great professional and a fighter and he wants to be back as soon as possible. What’s ‘as soon as possible?’ I don’t know.”Euro 2020, which is scheduled to take place in 12 venues across the continent, kicks off on June 12.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 England captain Harry Kane is confident he will be fit for Euro 2020 and has targeted a Tottenham return early next month.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddonlast_img read more

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