A celebration of clarity, this opening track off the eponymous album (out early 2018) ought to have rightfully cemented Micah Shemaiah’s position high among contemporary reggae singers. If that’s yet to happen, then more awareness needs to be created of his emotive delivery and poignant lyrics – optimism coated in reality has worked for Chronixx and Protoje to name but two.

“Roots I Vision” is an ode to Rasta, championing peace and kindness. ‘No confusion, no, color don’t matter’ stands out within the catchy line-laden hook, while the polished riddim combines an airy synth with a dangerous drum and bass. This is a deceptively simple composition, nuanced and lovingly crafted.

Releasing via the ascendant Evidence Music was a wise move, as subsequent works by Brother Culture and Horace Andy continue to reveal sensible curation. ‘Roots style!’

More info:
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Evidence Music website

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