The fourth studio album by New Kingston (and second with Easy Star Records) is a conceptual journey that tracks the personal histories, journeys, and current lives of the New Kingston family, transforming these stories into a seamless musical piece. While the concept is strong, it doesn’t overshadow the excellence of the individual songs, including early singles “Come From Far,” and “Honorable & The Beast,” as well as “Starlight,” a collaboration with Pressure Busspipe, and the anthemic, romantic “Agape,” among others. Online reggae magazine, Reggae Vibes, names,”one of the album’s highlights, the sterling “Honorable & The Beast.” A real killer that goes on repeat.” They comment on the whole album, claiming that “the material on “A Kingston Story: Come from Far” puts on full display New Kingston’s very compelling and refreshing style.” Produced by the band with their longtime musical mentor and Grammy winner Fabian Cooke, A Kingston Story: Come From Far is a new listening experience for the American progressive reggae scene, one that will help New Kingston move forward as an innovator among their peers.
Release date: August 25th, 2017
“An ear-and-mind-opening interlude of fresh sounds and ideas” – Nice Up
“Radiant, upbeat, and more addictive than the rays of a hot summer sun” – Top Shelf Reggae
“New Kingston has a style that is unique as a result of the combination of the four of their distinct tastes being blended and coming together to create a reggae sound that is both true to the genre’s roots and also relative to other various R&B, funk, dancehall and jazz influences.” – What’s Up Magazine