Michael Franti & Spearhead: New Album in August

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD SET TO RELEASE THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE ON AUGUST 24

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti & Spearhead return with The Sound Of Sunshine on August 24. The Sound Of Sunshine is Michael Franti & Spearhead’s seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2008’s All Rebel Rockers.

The Sound Of Sunshine was conceived after Franti was hospitalized for a ruptured appendix in August 2009. “Music is sunshine. It gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose. You can’t hold it in your hands, smell it, taste it or even see it, yet somehow just coming together and feeling these little vibrations that tickle our eardrums can somehow lift us all up out of our most difficult moments in life to unimaginable heights,” says Franti.

The band began recording in Jamaica with legendary producers Sly & Robbie as well as in Franti’s home in Bali and hometown of San Francisco. With the record still not complete, Franti decided to bring a mobile studio on the road with him while he toured with John Mayer this past winter. The album was finished in dressing rooms and hotel rooms along the way with Franti playing songs he had recorded earlier in the day to the audience that evening.

Franti & Spearhead will be touring throughout the summer.

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[Published on: 6/24/10]

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