Soulrocker is album number nine from Franti and his backing band, Spearhead, and as always an intriguing musical eclecticism is on display. The usual hip-hop, funk, and rock elements are present, but Once A Day and We Do This Every Day demonstrate a distinct reggae streak, and EDM – with hints of dubstep – show up on tracks like We Are All Earthlings and Do You Feel The Way That I Do. My Lord starts off with an indie-rock vibe, which is bland and disappointing coming from Franti and Spearhead given the profusion of bands in that genre in recent years.
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