Acclaimed reggae-rock group Roots of Creation kicks off 2021 with new music! Dropping today is Roots of Creation’s new music video for “Light it Up” ft. Mighty Mystic. The new video premiered with Reggaeville!
“Light it Up” is the anthem we all need right now! The new song features Mighty Mystic, best known as one of the leaders in the modern reggae revival. “Light It Up” reminds us that sometimes an anthem is all we need to reconnect to the here-and-now. Although RoC is known for diverse dynamics and sounds ranging from dub to hard rock, here the band settles into a propulsive rhythm that doesn’t break for the track’s 4:20 run time. Leave it to Brett Wilson’s chorus “Damn, it feels good to be alive” to ring like medicine for a 2020 blight. And with Mighty Mystic providing slinky verses like “Yeah it’s a party yo/ spliff and Bacardi yo/ kick like karate yo/ sweat like a cardio” we have something fun, triumphant, and true to Reggae roots.
The new song features Andy “AG” Geib from Slightly Stoopid on trumpet, Billy Kottage (formerly of Reel Big Fish) on trombone, and Alex Brander of Big D & The Kids Table on percussion. It was produced by Andrew Riordan (Dub King Productions) and Brett Wilson (Bombshelter Records), and mixed and mastered by Pete “Boardz” Peloquin (Boardz House Productions). The new video comes out in advance for the Deluxe Single release “Light It Up” Ft. Mighty Mystic due Jan. 29th.
The always collaborative group regularly livestreams on Facebook live, IG TV, Twitch, and YouTube and over the past year, the band has made appearances at live-streamed festivals including California Roots, Dazed Between Festival and many more. Taking the road warriors virtual for most of 2020, Roots of Creation landed on the Pollstar’s Top 100 Livestreamers Chart for 2020 impressively at number 33!
Roots of Creation has earned two #1 Billboard Reggae chart debuts, two #1 Relix/Jambands.com chart debuts, as well as chart debuts at NACC and FMQB with their last two albums Grateful Dub, a reggae-infused tribute to the Grateful Dead, and Livin Free. The new Deluxe single “Light It Up” kicks off a series of releases coming soon in advance of their new album. Each release will be accompanied by limited-edition merch. Check out the “Light it Up” series here.