Michael Franti & Spearhead
Monday 28 March 2011
As the creator and lead singer of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Franti has been bringing our world exceptionally powerful, deeply felt music for over two decades. He has gone on to become renowned not only as a worldwide million-selling recording artist, but also as a leader in the peace and social justice movement.
The Sound Of Sunshine communicates a sense of hope and possibility for anybody who needs it. Ironically often joyous and uplifting, The Sound Of Sunshine actually came out of a darker and tougher personal experience for Franti. “Last August, my appendix ruptured suddenly in the middle of a tour and I ended up in the hospital for eight days. I almost died and, during that time, I really took a moment to prioritize what’s truly important in my life — and in the end, that’s really about the people who I love. Even in that hospital, I could laugh with the people I love, cry with them, and start to find the sun again” Franti explains.
Arguably the most cohesive, romantic and life-affirming album that Franti and Spearhead have ever made, The Sound Of Sunshine is a kind of musical sun shower, a bright, beautiful and often buoyant song cycle created to bring all kinds of listeners a sense of hope during rough and rainy times for so many in our world.
“…there’s as much meaning and heart here as there is anywhere in Franti’s discography” — Allmusic.com
“…perfect beach side summer anthems, written to make you feel all fuzzy inside” — FasterLouder
“Another day in paradise complete” — iTunes
Throughout his career, Franti has earned and maintained a reputation as one of the best live acts in the business. Franti & Spearhead are sure to deliver an electrically charged, and ultimately unforgettable, musical experience for fans.