Florida-based groove phenoms, The Ellameno Beat, have returned with their follow-up to 2017’s acclaimed album Surface with a new single “Break Through,” due out October 30th, 2020. The track sees The Ellameno Beat mix their signature grooves and dub elements with a heavy psychedelic edge, signaling an expansion of their sonic vision.
Similar to the band’s current catalog, “Break Through” was written, performed, recorded and mixed by frontman Reggie Froom at his home studio. Finishing touches were provided by GRAMMY Award-winning mastering engineer Greg Calbi. The homegrown nature of the recording helped Froom navigate the societal complications of COVID-19, providing an extended period of introspection and instant access to a creative playground of gear. Seeing the DIY spirit through to the full extent, Froom has begun implementing homebuilt gear in the recording and mixing processes with this single, providing a unique sound signature.
Lyrically, the song pairs with the recording method and sonic soundscape, weaving a thematic thread of self-realization throughout. Froom explains “In this time of isolation, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect extensively on my life, and really take in where I am right now. This song is the result of that reflection, and my belief that, though it may sometimes feel impossible, we really can break through to the other side of the massive obstacle that seems to be in front of us all right now.”
The young group has seen considerable success with prior releases, selling out hometown shows, and garnering opening spots on national bills, as well as reaching #3 on the iTunes Reggae Album Charts and #5 on Billboard’s. Isolation brought many touring musicians back to the songwriting table, and “Break Through” is just a glimpse of the thoughtful music sure to come out of this period. Be on the lookout for more from The Ellameno Beat below.