For more than two decades, SOJA have elated audiences across the globe with their fresh yet timeless take on roots reggae, a sound born from their shared passion for making music that transports and inspires. On 'Beauty In The Silence'â€”their first new album in four yearsâ€”the two-time GRAMMY -nominated band deepens that communal spirit by collaborating with artists from all corners of the reggae world, including the likes of UB40, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, and Rebelution. Fueled by the sheer force of their connection and chemistry, Beauty In The Silence ultimately makes for a much-needed antidote to fractured times, infusing so much warmth and wisdom and unstoppable joy into each and every track.
Like 2014â€™s acclaimed 'Amid the Noise and Haste' (a GRAMMY nominee for Best Reggae Album), the title to Beauty in the Silence references the opening lines of Max Ehrmannâ€™s beloved poem â€œDesiderataâ€?: â€œGo placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.â€? â€œMy dad had that poem memorized, and before Iâ€™d go out on tour heâ€™d sort of whisper it in my ear,â€? says SOJA frontman Jacob Hemphill. â€œTo me itâ€™s a reminder of what we lose when we get caught up in the distractions all around us. You get so used to life being loud and fast and goal-oriented, but then you go out in nature and hear the silence and realize, â€˜Damn, I got tricked.â€™ Life doesnâ€™t have to be all go, go, go. The real key to life is in being still.â€?