Producer Andrew Spraggon, aka Sola Rosa, begins his next musical chapter with the release of his new LP, Chasing The Sun. Easily his most collaborative project to date, the album is an expertly crafted collection of the funk, soul and jazz influences that he’s been known for over his 20-plus year career, while further showcasing some of the best established and emerging musicians the world has to offer.
Chasing The Sun is a perfectly produced and executed journey through the universe of soul, funk and everywhere in between. Album releases through Kartel Music Group on 25 September 2020.
Five years in the making, the project was written and recorded between Auckland, London and Sydney and includes a heavy-hitting line-up of vocalists and session musicians alongside the core Sola Rosa band. Expect to hear long-time Rosa associate and Streets singer, Kevin Mark Trail, Basement Jaxx’ long-term collaborator Sharlene Hector and genre-defying, rising UK reggae star Kiko Bun alongside London’s singer/songwriter Josh Barry and eclectic Neo-Soul singer Jerome Thomas, British reggae and dub MC vocalist Eva Lazarus, plus up and coming Australian artist Thandi Phoenix. Closer to home, ex-pat Kiwi vocalist Wallace and Aotearoa’s own musical maverick, Troy Kingi add their vocal talents to the mix.
Andrew on collaboration; “In the early days Sola Rosa was a selfish studio project, but after the first few releases, I realised my limitations as a player, and writer, and started to collaborate with other musicians. Through this process, I realised how much collaboration contributes to each release. Each player brings their own life experience, style and skillset which creates music that is far greater than the sum of its parts.”
Purchase Chasing the Sun HERE
Andrew Spraggon (image supplied)