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Soulrocker is the ninth studio album by Michael Franti & Spearhead, released on June 3, 2016 by Fantasy Records.[1] He collaborated with the Jamaica producers Stephen McGregor and Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee.[2] A tour in support of the album was announced in February.[3]

Critical Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim!7/10[4]

Writing for Exclaim!, Ryan B. Patrick praised the album's "overpowering sincerity and musicianship".[4]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Michael Franti

  1. "Crazy for You" (3:39)
  2. "My Lord" (3:55)
  3. "Get Myself to Saturday" (4:18)
  4. "Summertime Is in Our Hands" (3:48)
  5. "We Are All Earthlings" (3:44)
  6. "Still Standing" (3:46)
  7. "Good to Be Alive Today" (4:14)
  8. "My Favorite Wine Is Tequila" (4:08)
  9. "Once a Day" (3:57)
  10. "We Do This Every Day" (4:14)
  11. "I Got Love for Ya" (3:58)
  12. "Do You Feel the Way That I Do?" (4:56)
  13. "Love Will Find a Way" (3:42)

Personnel

  • Atanas Babaleski – engineer
  • Mike Blankenship – piano
  • Chelsea Boisen – production assistant
  • Jay Bowman – assistant engineer, engineer, mixing
  • Yasmine Brown – background vocals
  • Mitchum Chin – electric guitar
  • Dwayne Chin-Quee – additional production, drum programming, engineer, keyboards, mixing, producer, vocals, background vocals
  • Matthew Desrameux – engineer
  • F.A.M.E.S. – conductor
  • Michael Franti – bass, acoustic guitar, mixing, producer, vocals
  • Dean Fraser – saxophone
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • Giorgi Hristovski – concert sound engineer
  • Peter Jensen – engineer
  • Masaki Koike – art direction, design
  • Oleg Kondratenko – conductor
  • Stephen McGregor – bass, drum programming, engineer, keyboards, producer, background vocals
  • MadDog – producer, programming, keyboards
  • Richard van Madenfort – electric guitar
  • Niko Marzouca – engineer, mixing
  • Randy Miller – orchestral arrangements
  • Samson Rawls – assistant engineer, engineer, background vocals
  • Sonna Rele – vocals
  • Nambo Robinson – trombone
  • Rafael Rodriguez – trumpet
  • Polly Snowden – cover photo
  • Rhiannon Snyder – production assistant
  • Supa Dups – vocals
  • Bulby York – horn engineer

Charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 65
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 182
US Billboard 200[7] 38


References

  1. Jeffries, David. "Soulrocker - Michael Franti & Spearhead | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  2. "Michael Franti & Spearhead To Release 'Soulrocker' On June 3rd". Icon vs. Icon. April 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  3. "Michael Franti & Spearhead Announce Soulrocker Tour". JamBase. 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Patrick, Ryan B. (June 1, 2016). "Review: <Michael Franti & Spearhead - 'Soulrocker'". Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  5. Ryan, Gavin (June 11, 2016). "ARIA Albums: Jimmy Barnes 'Soul Searchin' Is His 11th No 1 Album". Noise11. Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  6. "Ultratop.be – Michael Franti & Spearhead – Soulrocker" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  7. "Michael Franti – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Michael Franti. Retrieved June 14, 2016.

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