Michael Franti defines a “soul rocker” as an individual who “lives from the heart and has compassion for all, with a tenacious enthusiasm for life and the planet.” Tracks like “Crazy for You” take a personal love song and give it an expanded world view via an infectious horn chart and bubbling grooves. “Once a Day” delivers a message of brotherhood propelled by a jubilant chorus. All in all, Franti and company have delivered a baker’s dozen songs dedicated to make your sprit soar.
Score: 8 out of 10
Franti & Spearhead
Producer: Michael Franti, Stephen McGregor & Dwayne Chin Quee