Groundation shares video to new single
American roots reggae/jazz fusion band Groundation are pleased to announce the release of the video to new single ‘My Shield. The track is taken from the band’s new album ‘The Next Generation’, to be released 21st September via Baco Records.
Four years since their last studio release, Groundation returns with an album that is truly groundbreaking in both its musical composition and social content. Taking the sound back to its foundation the group has been rebuilt by lead vocalist Harrison Stafford and features a dynamic set of musicians from both Jamaica and California. Stafford was eager to get back to creating this unique and dynamic sound which allows musical freedom, exploration and creativity like no other form. Having embarked on several musical projects over the years Groundation remains his first love. Incorporating a unique blend of reggae, jazz and dub, the band has created a global community of fans that continues to grow.
Since the dawn of recorded sound, music can be seen as a giant tapestry to which all musicians lend their creative influence. One band focused on the explosive evolution of this musical ecosystem is Groundation. Recorded in Prairie Sun Studio in Sonoma County, California, ‘The Next Generation’ is rooted in the reggae one-drop sound of Jamaica whilst seamlessly incorporating the harmonic, polyrhythmic, and improvisational elements of jazz, breathing new life into both genres. As one critic described it, Groundation begins at the crossroads where Burning Spear meets John Coltrane.