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SOJØURN - Single Review: Stand Up

20 Aug 2020 // A review by Jason Peters

As with a lot of established and up and coming Kiwi artists, the pandemic that is Covid-19 has thrown a spanner in the works for recording, releases and live shows and SOJØURN have also been in the same boat.

But here it is, the latest offering from these young Northland lads. To my ears Stand Up has a Black Seeds vibe. It kicks off with moody synths and a funky bass and guitar riff before building into an upbeat reggae groove with tight drumming and horn flourishes embellishing the track. With its positive and conscious lyrics (no doubt inspired by Marley's anthem Get Up, Stand Up) "You got to stand up, never slow down, no matter what, we're bringing the sound, you got to stand up and never slow down".

Stand Up is a party song through and through. A fun and uplifting tune that will translate nicely live this summer. After a sold-out show at Mangawhai Tavern and a rip-roaring set at the Leigh Sawmill these lads clearly know how to put on a blistering live set.

Whilst their sound is nothing new in NZ, with a plethora of similar-sounding bands gracing Aotearoa now, they do this genre very well. This song recorded at Roundhead studios is very nicely produced as well. Look out for this song hitting the local airwaves and the band hitting the summer touring circuit in 2020/2021.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About SOJØURN

SOJØURN are an energetic 7-piece psychedelic surf rock reggae band hailing from Mangawhai. The band have been taking the NZ Music scene by storm performing over 30 shows across the North Island in the last 12 months with some of NZ's heavy hitters. The band play a mixture of upbeat reggae and funk blended with salty surf rock. Summer vibes sorted with this lot.




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