'Fly Rasta' is the 5th studio album by Ziggy Marley to be released 14th April 2014.
The album’s release is quickly followed by a London headline show at Electric Brixton on Wednesday 23rd April, for which tickets will be on sale this Friday 31st January at 10am, available here.
‘Fly Rasta’ finds Ziggy exploring both traditional reggae and new musical territories, often merging the two. Keen to stretch himself beyond his usual frame-of-reference, ‘Fly Rasta’ incorporates elements of rock, funk, soul and pop over a broad range of lyrical content.
Marley approached the making of ‘Fly Rasta’ by pushing himself into new musical space and beyond the boundary of his immediate repertoire. In early 2013, Marley wrote a mission statement for ‘Fly Rasta’ on a scrap piece of paper at his home studio in Los Angeles, CA.
The concept was simple: make a reggae record that was true to Marley, but as importantly, the sound should push outside the typical confines of what reggae music is known for. Marley began work in the spring of 2013 and enlisted producer Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Silversun Pickups, Madlib) to focus on song structure and audio profiles, with the pair working together to sculpt each track.
‘Fly Rasta’ tracklisting:
1. I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars
2. Fly Rasta
5. Moving Forward
7. So Many Rising
8. I Get Up
9. You’re My Yoko
10. Give It Away
‘Fly Rasta’ will be available for pre-order exclusively at www.ziggymarley.com