Ziggy Marley to release new album
Eight-time Grammy Award-winning musician and reggae icon Ziggy Marley will release his seventh full-length solo studio album, 'Rebellion Rises', on May 18 through Tuff Gong Worldwide.
Fully written, recorded and produced by Marley, the album encourages people to stand together in activism through love.
"The rebellion begins in the mind, the melody, and the music," assures Ziggy. "We are a conduit of that. The rebellion is consciousness. Now the consciousness starts spreading, we become aware and we rise."
No track embodies this message better than the album's title track and its first single.
"The better side of humanity cannot let the side of humanity that push negativity and hatred be more willing," he explained in a recent interview. "It cannot happen. It's a battle of wills. We've got to have more will."
Rebellion Rises marks Marley's first studio release in two years, following 2016's critically acclaimed self-titled project which took home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album and marked his fourth consecutive debut at number one on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart.
Pre-orders for Rebellion Rises are available at ziggymarley.com, and digital pre-orders will be available starting today. It is also now available for streaming on Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music.
This June, Marley will embark on the first leg of his North American tour with stops in a number of West Coast markets, including Napa and San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.
The tour will then make its way to Europe, beginning June 29, where it opens in Legnano, Italy.