Rebellion Rises

Rebellion Rises

On his 2016 eponymous album, reggae star Ziggy Marley’s songwriting moved away from personal themes to political ones, calling for love and unity in the face of conflict across the world. This follow-up was recorded with global tensions higher than ever—which has seemingly only strengthened his belief in the power of positivity. Absorbing musicianship lessons he says he learned while working on the reissue of his father's Exodus album in 2017, the Marley scion seeds rebel spirit into uplifting and fiercely melodic reggae, dismissing politicians with a stirring blast of horns on “See Dem Fake Leaders,” allowing piano and acoustic guitars to lead equality anthem “I Am a Human,” and championing solidarity over the title’s track’s sharply funky groove.

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