Louder Than War Video Premiere: Ziggy Marley – the Making of Fly Rasta

A couple of week ago we ran a competition to win a pair of tickets to Ziggy Marley’s upcoming London gig on 23rd April. There are still a 6 days left to enter it so smart advice, to be in with a chance of winning, is to go here and enter. The gig is to promote Ziggy’s brilliant new album, Fly Rasta, which itself comes out on the 14th April. We have a fascinating video below which features an interview with Ziggy wherein he answers questions about the album such as what inspired it, who’ve contributed to it, how it’s different to his previous albums and much more!

Some info about the album:

‘Fly Rasta’ finds Ziggy exploring both traditional reggae and new musical territories, often merging the two. Keen to stretch himself beyond his usual frame-of-reference, ‘Fly Rasta’ incorporates elements of  rock, funk, soul and pop over a broad range of lyrical content.

Marley approached the making of ‘Fly Rasta’ by pushing himself into new musical space and beyond the boundary of his immediate repertoire. In early 2013, Marley wrote a mission statement for ‘Fly Rasta’ on a scrap piece of paper at his home studio in Los Angeles, CA. The concept was simple: make a reggae record that was true to Marley, but as importantly, the sound should push outside the typical confines of what reggae music is known for. Marley began work in the spring of 2013 and enlisted producer Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Silversun Pickups, Madlib) to focus on song structure and audio profiles, with the pair working together to sculpt each track.

‘Fly Rasta’ is available for pre-order exclusively at ziggymarley.com.

Also check out Ziggy’s top ten favourite albums on Louder Than War.

Now check out the “making of” video:

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.

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