On March 20, three-time Grammy award-winning reggae group Morgan Heritage with Peetah Morgan, Gramps Morgan, and Mr. Mojo Morgan as members have announced the release of their new studio album, The Homeland, on Friday, April 21.
The star-studded 21-track collection is the group’s first since Denroy Morgan’s passing last year.
It marks a new era for Morgan Heritage, as they expand their global reach from the Caribbean to the African Continent and beyond with guest features from Ghana’s Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, Popcaan, Youssou N’Dour, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Mádé Kuti, among others.
This album is a project of rebirth for the Morgan brothers, built upon a lineage that has lasted decades and one that will continue to forge forward.
Musically, they take the listener on a journey that not only reminds them of days past, but the future ahead.
The Homeland kicks off a busy year for Morgan Heritage, who will also appear at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and tour the globe later this year.
To accompany the album announcement, Morgan Heritage has shared the lead single “Who Deh Like U” featuring Bounty Killer, Cham and Stonebwoy.
“It’s hard to find anyone to compare to you. Even from a million miles away your value will never diminish because you are so unique,” says Mojo Morgan about the meaning of the track. “It will be hard to find another like you anywhere in the world.”
The album announcement comes after a successful release of their first single and video “Just A Number”. The track serves as an awareness anthem, sparking conversation around the topic of cancel culture and the ephemeral nature of fame.
The accompanying music video was directed by Samo (Koffee, Chronixx, Protoje), and filmed at Independence Park (National Stadium) in Kingston, Jamaica.
At the end of the month, Morgan Heritage will be at the GRAMMY Museum (at L.A. Live) as guests for The Drop Series on March 28. This is set to kickstart the culturally-iconic band’s global promotional tour, with planned stops in Los Angeles, New York, England, Germany, France, Uganda, and Ghana.
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