Earlier this month we had the pleasure to hold a reasoning with Richie Spice about his music and his new album Called “Together we Stand”. The new album is released today June 12 and is available on all Major Platforms.
Throughout his career, Jamaican singer and Rastafari warrior, Richie Spice has made music that reflects the times we live in and the times to come. His forthcoming album, Together We Stand (out 12th June 2020 on VP Records) is no different. At a time when millions across the world are experiencing isolation, standing against racial injustice and facing the loss of loved ones and economic devastation resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, new music to uplift, inspire and endure is a precious gift. Across fifteen compelling new tracks, Richie Spice on Together We Stand delivers on all fronts. Recorded at various studios in Kingston, Jamaica, including the Marley family’s Tuff Gong studio, and featuring guest spots from Chronixx and Dre Island, as well as production by veterans Clive Hunt, Stephen Stanley and Element Music Group (formerly 5th Element), Together We Stand sees Richie continue his mission to define roots reggae for a contemporary audience.
Take the she soulful and gospel-infused title track. Produced by the legendary Clive Hunt, Together We Stand took on heightened relevance as the theme tune of the recent Covid-19 relief Telethon Jamaica #TogetherWeStand Broadcast on Jamaica’s national TV network TVJ, featuring performances by some of reggae’s biggest acts including Gyptian and Koffee, Richie Spice helped to raise over $300,000 for personal protective equipment for Jamaica’s healthcare and frontline workers.
Reflecting on a career spanning over two decades and his latest collection of trailblazing roots reggae music, the Rastafarian singer/songwriter acknowledges, “My responsibility is to use the talent God gave me as an instrument to uplift. This album comes with a difference”