Winners of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, Morgan Heritage sat down with The Island Sound.
After their release of the band’s 10th studio album, Morgan Heritage reached the heights that only an elite group of bands and artists within the reggae genre have ever accomplished. Earning a Grammy Award in 2016 did not complete the career of Morgan Heritage. In fact, the band has already released a new single for an upcoming album, preparing for tentative release in the first quarter of 2017.
Promotion for Morgan Heritage’s award-winning release, Strictly Roots, was far and away the most fruitful stretch of the band’s history. The tours and touring partners that Morgan Heritage embarked on and with came far and wide in the past calendar year. Morgan Heritage toured the globe, from Europe, to North America, to the South Pacific, to Africa and everywhere in between.
There is no time for rest with Morgan Heritage, even when the band is traveling from show to show, exchanging ideas with the likes of Damian Marley, Stephen Marley and Tarrus Riley on the Catch A Fire Tour. A tour that Peetah Morgan says, “We will never forget, and will go down in the history books when they write the story of reggae music.”
The Island Sound was very fortunate and humbled by the opportunity to interview Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage, prior to the band’s performance in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The band is currently in the midst of their So Amazing World Tour and stopped over on the islands of Hawai’i to perform two show dates prior to their shows in Tokyo, Japan.
One of the topics discussed in the upcoming Exclusive Interview, to be published on November 25th, was the logistical hurdles, which the band has to adjust to at each international stop on various continents and countries. It is not always as easy as showing up at the venue, and performing without obstacles.
Other topics within the conversation with Peetah, include the thought process of recording and collaborating with so many artists on the Strictly Roots album, the feeling the band had when they won the Grammy Award and how it changed the band moving forward, as well as Morgan Heritage’s latest single, “Selah”.
In the opening moments of Morgan Heritage’s latest track “Selah”, the lyrics state: “All eyes on America. People and places want to be just like America. And, I can’t understand why.”
Peetah Morgan describes those lyrics simply, “Being human beings that travel the world and meeting different people from all over the world, and they say: ‘their dream is to go to America and be just like the Americans’. And, we say, ‘Why? You live in paradise! We want to come here!’ The song is just for people to acknowledge that there are so many beautiful places and cultures on this planet.”
There is plenty more to come from Peetah Morgan and Morgan Heritage. For all these topics and plenty more in store, The Island Sound has the privilege to publish the full-length, Exclusive Interview with Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage.
Be sure to return back on Monday, November 28th to read through the full conversation with Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage.
For more information on Morgan Heritage, follow the links below.
Video: Morgan Heritage – “Selah”
Video: Morgan Heritage – “Wanna Be Loved” (feat. Eric Rachmany)