Share lyric video for ‘Better Days’
PRAISE FOR THE BLACK SEEDS
“The best reggae band in the world right now” – Rolling Stone Germany
“one of NZ’s finest'” – Beat
“One of the best live reggae acts on the planet” – Clash Music
“Irresistible grooves and a kickass attitude to match” – The AU Review
The Black Seeds have today announced their long-awaited sixth studio album. Fabric, which will be their first album in over five years, is set to be released on Friday 8 September via Remote Control. The album features their brand new single ‘Better Days’ which marked a triumphant return earlier this May.
To celebrate, the band has shared a lyric video for the new single, created by Mark Russell & Owen Watts. Watch the time-lapsed footage here or below, featuring stunning scenes from their homeland Aotearoa.
After a couple of years touring the world and juggling festival slots, The Black Seeds focused their efforts throughout 2016 and 2017 on the recording of their new studio album. The sessions for Fabrictook place at acclaimed engineer/producer and long-time Black Seeds collaborator, Lee Prebble‘s Wellington studio The Surgery. The result is a twelve-track album of bold, groove-heavy tunes that demonstrate the multiple facets of what makes The Black Seeds who they are, set over a classic dub/reggae foundation.
It wouldn’t be a Black Seeds record without the warm affirmations of Weir and Weetman’s words, which we hear right from top to tail. The uplifting album opener ‘Better Days’ ensures us that “better days are coming, lonely nights are leaving”, while tracks like ‘The Weaver’ remind us that love will conquer all pain.
The kinetic energy within the album is physically infectious, and makes you want to move with them. There are times where we dip into a gorgeous nostalgic homage to the late 70s/early 80s rnb-funk era with songs like ‘Freakin’ or the bass-heavy groove of ‘Everybody Knows’. Overall, there is a grand expansiveness that sets over the tracklist, allowing for each song to breathe and exist on its own, but also comfortably within the context of the wider picture. This shows The Black Seeds’ limitless creative energy for what it is – always moving forward and progressing without compromising the soul of who they are, while always remaining conscious of the current world around them
Preorder Fabric via: https://theblackseeds.lnk.to/fabric
The Black Seeds (Live) are: Barnaby Weir (Vocals/Guitar), Daniel Weetman(Vocals/Percussion), Jarney Murphy (Drums), Nigel Patterson (Keyboard), Ned Ngatae (Guitar), Francis Harawira (Bass), Barrett Hocking (Trumpet), Lucien Johnson and Matthew Benton (Saxophone).
The Black Seeds – ‘Better Days’
Stream / Purchase via https://theblackseeds.lnk.to/BetterDays_
Back To You
Lost In The Bush
The Black Seeds – Fabric is out
Friday 8 September via Remote Control.
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