Fresh off their Grammy Award winning album Strictly Roots for 2016’s Best Reggae Album, Morgan Heritage has recently unveiled their latest single “Reggae Night” -– the second track from their forthcoming studio album that is slated for a 2017 release. Having mastered their own identity of award-winning reggae music for over 23 years, the new track is certainly worthy of your attention.
Strictly Roots was recognized for good reason –- this was no easy task as it went up against Jah Cure, Rocky Duwani, Luciano and Barrington Levy when it took home the Grammy Award last February for Best Reggae Album. From start to finish, the album flows with cohesive sound and is highlighted by the self-titled “Strictly Roots.” The album also featured many notable artists within the reggae-rock community including Chronixx, J Boog, Eric Rachmany (Rebelution), Jo Mersa Marley (son of Stephen Marley), Bobby Lee Jefferson (SOJA) and more.
Their latest effort, “Reggae Night,” will bring fans more of the same light heart, uplifting nature that Morgan Heritage has seemed to master. Not to be overlooked, the track also features the hip-hop focused DreZion who also co-produced the song in its entirety. The song is smooth and features plenty of harmonizing family-sing-a-long vocals, background instrumentals and noticeable keyboard contribution. Lead vocalist Peetah Morgan added further clarity for the direction of the track and how the goal was to create a feel-good vibe:
“We wanted to start the year off with a real feel good sound. A song to get people feeling good despite all that’s going on in the world today.”
This is the second single released that is expected to be from the upcoming album with the second track, “Selah,” being released last September along with a music video you can view below.
Morgan Heritage will be playing numerous shows overseas for the next couple of months to include locations of New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, France, UK and several more. There are no US Tour Dates at this time for the band, but fans should check back as more details are revealed over the next couple of months for their new record.
You can pick up the new single, “Reggae Night,” on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Listen: Morgan Heritage – “Reggae Night”
Article By: Brian Glaser
Watch: Morgan Heritage – “Selah”
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