Groundation just released their highly anticipated tenth studio album, One Rock, via a partnership between France’s BACO Records and the U.S.’s Easy Star Records. The band, formed in 1998 by vocalist/guitarist Harrison Stafford, has helped define American roots reggae, while building a large and loyal following in Europe and South America, where they have been a consistent major headliner and festival attraction for years.
After dropping three notable singles, Groundation releases “Market Price,” an inspiring spiritual track showcasing the diversity of the group’s upcoming studio album One Rock. The fourth single kicks off with slow dreamy piano notes, before breaking into an uptempo jazz melody that then slides into sunny, soothing reggae. The music creates a sonic reflection with the music balancing out the heaviness of the lyric.
After dropping two stellar singles, Groundation unleashes the title track from its upcoming new studio album, One Rock, and this new song lives up to its name. If "Original Riddim" and "Human Race" were infused with jazz sounds, this track ventures into fuzzed out electric guitar riffs balanced over laidback reggae rhythms. "One Rock" also features vocals from the legendary CONGOS, well known for their work with Lee “Scratch” Perry, and their impressive vocal range.
GROUNDATION made waves with the announcement that their new album ONE ROCK will be released May 13, via a partnership between France’s BACO Music and Easy Star Records. Last month, the groundbreaking band, led by vocalist/guitarist Harrison Stafford, unveiled their first single from the upcoming album, "Original Riddim," featuring guest vocals from the legendary roots harmony groups ISRAEL VIBRATION and THE ABYSSINIANS.
More than two decades into a storied career, Groundation returns this year with their 10th studio album, One Rock. The band, formed in 1998 by vocalist/guitarist Harrison Stafford, has helped define American roots reggae, while building a large and loyal following in Europe and Brazil, where they have been a consistent major headliner and festival attraction for years.