The Grammy Award winning reggae icon ZIGGY MARLEY has issued his sixth [self-titled ] solo studio album album via Tuff Gong Worldwide.
The musical story of Ziggy goees right back to when he was to ten-years-old and would watch his father Bob Marley record in the studio. His eight-album catalog with the Melody Makers encompasses three Grammy Awards, countless sold out shows, and anthems including ‘Look Who’s Dancing’, ‘Tomorrow People’, and ‘Conscious Party’.
In 2015, Ziggy began to forge ideas for what would become his latest body of work, in his bedroom and home office. For the first time, he didn’t set aside any ideas; rather he put down all-and-everything, admitting, “They’re all connected, and it opened up the scope.”
Unifying that same exhilarating sense of exploration, he began to look outside to the landscape around him. While the world mourns her anguish on a daily basis, Ziggy has written something we can all relate to.
We had a listen:
The album begins, appropriately, with “Start it Up.” This glints like folds on the ocean, and has a bumptious beat. It is simply wonderful.
“Weekends Long” has dark emotion hidden among the pebbles of rhythm and those smooth long-whistling notes. The beat is persistent and the trembles of steel-pan give this a sunny disposition. But, this is the song of a man deep in thought so, no matter how breezy it seems, it is tempered. Is man willing to separate himself from the best of all possible worlds? Possibly.
“Heaven Can’t Take It” is with “Raggamuffin” Stephen. This is an extremely powerful ballad. With a rhythm that sways like a royal palm and smart instrumentation that keeps up the interest. This song is beautiful, intricate, and full of feeling and reason.
This is an eloquent piece of work by the all-around expert music-maker, Ziggy. Highly recommended.