In anticipation of the release of their forthcoming sixth studio album, Free Rein, Grammy-nominated reggae/rock band Rebelution recently released a new track “City Life”.
To create the track, the band enlisted acclaimed producer Winta James, made up of artists Damian Marley and Chronixx. They helped accurately capture the laid-back vibe of the song, which is about the desire for a relaxed life outside of the hustle and bustle that exists in a big city, according to a press release from Press Here Publicity.
As the fourth joint-venture with the group’s 87 Music label and NYC-based Easy Star Records, their new album will release on June 15. Soon after, their Free Rein Summer Tour will kick-off on June 22. Purchase tickets and view a list of all 30+ tour dates here.
Not only did the band team up with Winta James, but also Don Corleon, made up of artists Rihanna and Sean Paul among others, to create 12 intoxicating new tracks. The album fuses new and old sounds, while still remaining grounded in the group’s Jamaican inspiration.
“The album sees the California-based band exploring new genres more so than ever before as they fuse their classic reggae sound with R&B, rock, jazz and folk.
While still rooted in the Jamaican inspiration that Rebelution’s songs have always paid homage to, Free Rein takes experimental leaps, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike.”
Free Rein is a follow-up to the band’s 2016 album Falling Into Place, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album.
Last week, the band released the music video for their first single from the album “Celebrate.” The single quickly ascended to the top of Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart after it was released.
Prior to the full album release, Rebelution will drop a new single the last Friday of every month up until June.
Free Rein is also now available for pre-order.
Listen to “City Life” below:
FREE REIN SUMMER TOUR DATES
June 22 – Orlando Amphitheater – Orlando, FL
June 23 – Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton, FL
June 24 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
June 27 – Pigsah Brewing Co. – Black Mountain, NC
June 28 – Riverfront Park – North Charleston, SC
June 29 – Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
June 30 – Union Bank & Trust Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
July 1 – MGM National Harbor – Oxon Hill, MD
July 5 – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
July 6 – Stony Pony Summerstage – Asbury Park, NJ
July 7 – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
July 11 – Saranac Brewery – Utica, NY
July 12 – Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY
July 13 – Bold Point Park – Providence, RI
July 14 – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME (with Dispatch)
July 15 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton, NH
Aug. 10 – The Pacific Amphitheatre – Costa Mesa, CA
Aug. 11 – The Pacific Amphitheatre – Costa Mesa, CA
Aug. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
Aug. 15 – Athletic Club of Bend – Bend, OR
Aug. 16 – Britt Pavilion – Jacksonville, OR
Aug. 17 – Cuthbert Amphitheatre – Eugene, OR
Aug. 18 – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Aug. 19 – KettleHouse Amphitheatre – Bonner, MT
Aug. 23 – Outlaw Field @ The Idaho Botanical Garden – Boise, ID
Aug. 25 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Aug. 26 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Aug. 30 – Woodward Park Amphitheatre – Fresno, CA
Aug. 31 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
Sept. 2 – Avila Beach Golf Resort – Avila Beach, CA
Sept. 6 – Villa Hispana Pavilion at Expo NM – Albuquerque, NM
Sept. 7 – Mesa Amphitheatre – Mesa, AZ
Sept. 8 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
Sept. 9 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
UPCOMING FESTIVAL DATES
May 25-27 – California Roots Music Festival – Monterey, CA
June 7 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
Aug. 2-5 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL