(August 21, 2020) Today, iconic and legendary band, The Wailers, return with their new album, One World, via Sony Music Latin. Get it here! The first album from the band in over 25 years includes 14 dazzling songs which take listeners on a roller coaster of emotions. One World includes The Wailers’ most recent single “One World, One Prayer”, Produced by 19x Grammy Award winner, Emilio Estefan, and co-written by Emilio Estefan alongside Aston Barret Jr and Josh David Barrett. The tracks on this project blend together generations of reggae music to sound current and modern while still being familiar to fans. The album also features guest artists including Grammy nominated Julian Marley with Latin-Grammy nominated Natiruts on “When Love is Right,” rising star Emily Estefan performing lead vocals on “Destiny” and “Good Time”, Kush Gad with a featured verse for “When Love Is Right”, Urban Jazz harmonicist Frederic Yonnet on “When Love Is Right” and “Only in Jamaica”, a featured verse from Jesse Royal on “Good Time”, and from Brazil, the legendary, Carlinhos Brown on percussion for “When Love is Right”.
Of the release, Aston Barrett Jr. said, “The band is excited and can’t wait for the release. It’s a great album. We give thanks to everyone who has paved the way for our future. My father Aston (Familyman) Barrett has been a great inspiration and teacher, who guided me to this point where we were able to meet Emilio Estefan. Now we have a first class album which we are all proud of.”
Alongside One World, The Wailers released their second single off the album, “Philosophy of Life,” today. Enjoy it here! Much like many songs on the album, the single was both produced and written by Emilio Estefan. Keep an eye out for the music video to be released on September 18.
Earlier this year, The Wailers released their first single off the album, “One World, One Prayer,” a powerful piece focused on unity, love and inclusion beyond cultural differences. Also produced and written by Emilio Estefan, “One World, One Prayer” mixes Jamaican reggae with the sounds of the urban Latin genre. Furthering the theme of inclusion of cultures, the track features international titan Farruko, Jamaican superstar Shaggy and continuing the legacy of Bob Marley alongside Cedella Marley and her son Skip Marley.
Alborosie Meets The Wailers is a collaborative album between Italian reggae artist Alborosie and the legendary Jamaican reggae band, The Wailers. The album features a unique fusion of Alborosie’s contemporary reggae sound with The Wailers’ classic roots reggae style. It showcases Alborosie’s smooth, soulful voice paired with The Wailers’ powerful harmonies, creating a dynamic and electrifying sound. The album includes a mix of original songs and covers, highlighting the timeless relevance of The Wailers’ music and Alborosie’s ability to pay homage while still putting his own spin on things. With its catchy hooks, memorable melodies, and powerful lyrics, “Alborosie Meets The Wailers” is an album that showcases the best of both artists and is a must-listen for fans of reggae music.
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