Austin based band Collective Thought has just released a new single "Rise" off their upcoming debut studio album release Rise, out September 7th, 2018!
The band describes itself as vibrant reggae, hip-hop and soul fusion band that has a sound of it's own kind, a lyrical expression from the heart, honesty inspired by the current times we live in, and the spirit of the timeless perseverance of the great musicians and free thinkers that came before them. From all different walks of life, the six members of Collective Thought combine their musical styles and riddims to create unique and unforgettable music and live concert experiences! They fuse the vibes and messages of underground hip-hop with Reggae, soul, and dub arrangements, creating a wide-reaching appeal.
"The more we listen to each other's perspectives, the more we can understand each other, and work through the tough realities in front of us, in order to get to a better place.” Collective Thought
Formed in mid-2016, the group consists of (Emcee/Vocalist) StormShadow, (Vocalist) Kelly Hafner, (Rapper/Vocalist) Project Dead, (Bassist) Shawn Hallman, (Guitarists/Vocalist) SIlverback Jonz, and (Drummer/Backing Vocalist) Ras Christopher Francis I.
"You can fight like Ali did, yes you can, cause he did. Or you can dream like Martin King did, yes you can, cause he did. Or you can keep peace like Ghandi did, yes you can, cause he did. Or you can love like Bob Marley did, yes you can, cause he did." lyrics from Collective Thought's new single, "Rise"