Having grown up in Jamaica, it has been the UK that has most recently taken Souli Roots to their hearts: from her success at open mic nights across London; taking the stage at the Hackney Empire and eventually Wembley’s SSE Arena as part of 2013’s X Factor line-up, Souli now has a new target in her sights – World Peace.
Listen to World Peace Expression here: https://soundcloud.com/souliroots/world-peace-expression-available-now
After the success of her This is the Place drum and bass track, released on her own label in 2016, Souli now presents a most accomplished work so far, a hugely stirring and emotive call to arms aimed at all nations around the world. Featuring ethic percussive sounds, atmospheric electronic swirls of textured background and Souli’s powerful vocals, there are echoes of Miriam Makeba’s indigenous African delivery as well as the more mainstream sound of Bob Marley and the Wailers political statement songs.
With the stark warning message of the track, Souli aims not only for chart success with a song which reaches across genres and nations, but to inspire world leaders and their people to turn their back on the current conflicts in the world and to come together to embrace peace. As Souli herself says:
“I will die trying to achieve my dream as an Ambassador of world peace through my music,
I will never give up
I won’t give up”.
With its deep meaning and incessant, involving rhythm and melody, World Peace Expression is not only a brilliant expression of modern world and reggae sound but a song for our times which preaches calm and hope against a climate of hate and turmoil.