SOJA’s belief is that music should speak for people and uplift them; always asking why it feels like something is wrong when everything is so beautiful.
This outlook is punctuated with the release of the new video for “Tried My Best”, directed by Daniel Ferro & Marvin Campos. Filmed on tour in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, the clip documents the arduous aspects of road life, sleeping on airport floors, long journeys and endless movement, all forgotten once on stage performing for thousands of joyous faces.
This morning, the 8-piece reggae supergroup SOJA shared a music video for “Fire In The Sky” – a poignant highlight from their new album ‘Poetry in Motion’, out now on ATO Records. Directed by Christopher Good (Grizzly Bear, Okkervil River), the striking clip was filmed in the Blue Ridge Mountains near where the album was recorded. Watch here: https://youtu.be/pVqsLfhiPdM
Says lead singer Jacob Hemphill: “I wrote ‘Fire In The Sky’ outside the airport in Argentina after a band member lost a family member. The song is about how beautiful it is to be alive even though all of us at times question our purpose in being here, and can be terrified by the fact that we all must leave at some point. We’re all connected, and there is a plan much bigger than any one of us. We’re all this beautiful ‘poetry in motion.’ We’re all ‘fire in the sky.'”
‘Poetry In Motion’ has earned raves everywhere from Billboard, Salon, Paste + more, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard reggae charts week of release (their fourth #1 debut to date!). Recorded at Dave Matthews Band’s studio in Charlottesville, VA, near where the band first got their start two decades ago, the new music digs deeper than ever into their message of finding peace – tackling everything from government corruption, immigrants, marriage, veteran’s rights and beyond.
The band wraps up an extensive Latin American tour next week, and will play a special hometown show at DC’s new venue The Anthem on Dec 29 ahead of their US spring run. More info at http://www.sojamusic.com/tour/