The Black Seeds make a triumphant return to their sonic roots with their new single, ‘Raised With Love.’ Packed full of the sunshine reggae vibes that have made them a household name in their homeland of New Zealand, and a favourite for festival-goers around the world, the single is the first off their new album due for release later next year.
Recorded during Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand, the new single is a bass heavy reminder to be grateful for the simple things we have, inspired by looking over old rediscovered family photos.
“I was feeling especially grateful for how I was raised with lots of love and music in the house. ‘Raised With Love’ is a thank you to all the parents out there doing their best to make life a thing of beauty for their children”, says Black Seeds frontman Barnaby Weir.
With over 65 million streams on Spotify since 2015, The Black Seeds have taken their boundary-crossing reggae fusion to the world over the past two decades. At home the multi-platinum-selling band are revered stalwarts of the touring and festival circuit, while abroad they’ve spearheaded New Zealand’s internationally renowned roots movement alongside the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop and Katchafire.
‘Raised With Love’ echoes the truly optimistic and hopeful sound loved by Black Seeds fans around the world and is sure to be on high rotation this summer!
The Black Seeds Live are:
Barnaby Weir (Vocals/Guitar)
Daniel Weetman (Vocals/Percussion)
Jarney Murphy (Drums)
Nigel Patterson (Keyboard)
Ned Ngatae (Guitar)
Francis Harawira (Bass)
Barrett Hocking (Trumpet)
Matthew Benton (Saxophone)