Roots of Creation today released a maxi-single/EP of their newest single, “Struggle,” ahead of their grandest project to date, Livin Free. The New Hampshire-based reggae/rock/dubtronica band is recognized as a Top 20 artist on the Relix/Jamband radio chart, a festival staple (Gathering of The Vibes, Wakarusa, Closer to the Sun), and an internationally touring powerhouse. Named after a Sublime song on the B-side of the Badfish CD single, Roots of Creation have been awarded “Favorite Jam Band” by Cider Magazine and “Best Band In New Hampshire” by the New England Music Awards.
The “Struggle” maxi-single/EP includes four unique versions of the song. One featuring Melvin Seals and Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (premiered this week by Relix Magazine), another featuring only Melvin Seals (Glide Magazine), one remixed by Ras MG (Top Shelf Reggae), and finally a solo acoustic version by the band’s front man, Brett Wilson (GroundSounds). With such nuances as lush acoustic guitars and varied drumbeats, “Struggle” portrays the emotions of lyrics centered around family and touring as a musician. Each version encompasses the unique influences of Melvin Seals and Ras MG who have inspired Wilson.