Mellow Mood present their new single Blessings On Me, a powerful hymn of gratitude. Italian heavyweight reggae band, led by the Garzia twins, delivers a modern roots track with heavy-hitting production and lyrics about appreciating all that one already has, not what one hopes for: not a song of hope, but a song of certainty.
This is the third release from the collaboration between Mellow Mood, their own label La Tempesta Dub and US based record company Ineffable Records. Blessings On Me was mixed and produced by Paolo Baldini DubFiles (La Tempesta Dischi, Pressure Sounds) and mastered by Chris Athens (Alborosie, Chronixx, Drake). The single is available on all digital platforms and is released with a video clip by Cromo Studio.
The track also contains a tribute to the heritage of another Caribbean island, not far from Jamaica: Cuba, the birthplace of one of the most fascinating musical cultures. Thanks to its energising vibe and deep roots in Caribbean folklore, it became increasingly dear to the Garzia twins over the past few years. The band pays homage to Cuban music through an instrumental break in the middle section of Blessings On Me, as if the song would zoom out of Jamaican sounds for a while, before diving back into the heavyweight riddim once again.
Recently, Mellow Mood have also worked on other productions, such as the Bare Chattingz podcast series, in which they spoke with Kabaka Pyramid, Million Stylez, Solo Banton, Sr. Wilson and Jah9 and two video tributes to Bob Marley, published on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death, one with the band and the other as an acoustic trio, receiving an excellent reception from the public. Mellow Mood are currently touring Italy with an exclusive acoustic set for a number of shows in selected cities.