As premiered by Nkechi Anele on triple j’s Roots N’ All, East Coast based roots-reggae band Sun Salute are pleased to share their soulful new single Hold On. Evoking shades of classic Motown, the inspired feel-good track is an ode to Mother Earth with a message to hold on and not give up on mankind just yet.
The band says of the song, “In a world of super consumerism, Hold On shares a story of faith in the bond between mother and child.
We, the children of our mother earth must act now and do all we can take less and start increasing our giving back to nature. Little by little, we can all do our bit to save what is left of humanity through the eyes of hope.”
Born of the snow season in Victoria, jamming and snowboarding together, Sun Salute are an international collective that draw inspiration from nature, travel and community. Their philosophy is both simple and infinitely complex: to use the power of music for healing and change.
Politically driven and unafraid of voicing the truth, Sun Salute are not without their bite, but even at their most lyrically pugilistic they are positive and uplifting. Hold On is the second single lifted off their album due out this year, following first taster No More. Taking a full reggae ensemble, giving the horns a delicious Motown twist, and delivering socially conscious lyrics through epic tropical melodies; Sun Salute shine with a glorious hybrid of tones, styles and ideologies.
Returning to their roots in the Victorian snowfields, the band tracked their new material at reggae icon Nicky Bomba’s mountain cottage with legendary engineer Robin Mai
(John Butler Trio, Melbourne Ska Orchestra). Refining and finishing the tracks with reggae maestro Paulie B (The Beautiful Girls, Bobby Alu), Sun Salute’s ARIA Award-winning production team has done an exceptional job in capturing all of the classic reggae rhythms, dubs, solid grooves and jams of the band’s notorious live show.
Taking this movement worldwide, Sun Salute are a bright hope in dark times, which the world needs now more than ever. A product of the band’s own rich cultural diversity, Sun Salute exist as a shining example of how humanity’s differences only make us stronger together.
New single ‘Hold On’ out now via Firestarter Distribution