From the San Francisco Bay Area comes the debut album from reggae/pop band Highest Intention. Their new album titled "Universal Light" features thirteen tracks, beginning with the addictive groove of "Morning Light." As you listen to this album, Highest Intention draws similarities to the likes of Sublime and 311, with a heavy influence of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Lowe began forming this band back in 2012 and has shared the stage with other reggae bands, performing at world-famous festivals like the Mavericks Challenge surf competition and the Bay Area Vibez Festival. The album continues with the sunny island rhythm of "Vibes" and "Dive In," which features the backup work of Lindsay Stubblefield. One of the album's first singles is "Sky," a mix of R&B and reggae to help calm your tensions. Highest Intention finishes their new album with the uplifting vibe of the title song "Universal Light" and the more moody feel of the album closer "Time So Slow." To find out more about Highest Intention and their latest release "Universal Light," please visit highestintention.reverbnation.com.
Fellow singer/songwriter/guitarist Josh Hyde is preparing to release his sophomore solo effort "Into The Soul" on April 26th. It features eleven tracks, beginning with the guitar boogie shuffle of "Rocking Chair" and the more up-tempo swinging rhythm of "Smile." He lets up for a moment to deliver the gentle ballad "For You I Ache," but builds the tempo back up with the blues of "The Edge Of Love." Josh delivers the loving emotions of "Down On Bourbon Street," before wrapping up his new album with the Tom Petty-inspired rock of "All You Need Is Soul" and the gentle strumming of "Reasons Why." Josh Hyde has a few shows lined-up in his home state of Louisiana to celebrate the release of his new album. To find out more about Josh Hyde and his new release "Into The Soul," please visit joshhyde.com.