Grammy-nominated reggae/rock band Rebelution have released the second offering from their forthcoming sixth studio album, Free Rein. On “City Life,” the band teamed up with acclaimed producer Winta James (Damian Marley, Chronixx) to flawlessly capture the relaxing feel of the song while frontman Eric Rachmany sings about his yearning for the slow-paced life outside of a big city.
Rebelution’s sixth studio album Free Rein will be released on June 15th as the fourth joint venture between their 87 Music label and NYC-based Easy Star Records. 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. The band teamed up with not only Winta James, but also acclaimed Jamaican producer Don Corleon (Rihanna, Sean Paul) on several of the 12 exciting new tracks. The first single “Celebrate,” quickly climbed to the top of Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart, and earlier this week, the band released the coinciding visual – PRESS HERE to watch! Rebelution will drop a new single from the album on the last Friday of every month until the album release – PRESS HERE to pre-order the album now!
This summer, the touring juggernauts will embark on the Free Rein Summer Tour (kicking off on June 22nd) for 30+ dates with special guests Stephen Marley, Common Kings, Zion I and DJ Mackle. Tickets and VIP merch bundles are on sale HERE, and the full tour routing can be found below.
The past couple of years have been BIG for a band that’s fourteen years into an effervescent career. Following the release of 2016’s critically acclaimed album, Falling Into Place, the group scored their first Grammy nomination in the category of Best Reggae Album. They also expanded their brand outside of the music world with the launch of their own customized cannabis oil battery pen, herb vaporizer and oil, which is currently available in select dispensaries in California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon – PRESS HERE for more information and stay tuned for more announcements (and more music!) in the coming weeks.