The new EP features remixes of a number of tracks from Franti’s critically acclaimed new album Stay Human Vol. II (out now via Thirty Tigers), which has seen extensive praise from USA Today, Billboard, the Associated Press, Relix, Paste and many more. You can see what the press has said here: http://sacksco.com/notes/michael_franti_and_spearhead_quotesheet.pdf
The album was heavily influenced by Franti’s work on his new award winning self-directed documentary Stay Human (currently on the festival circuit + available via streaming and on-demand).
Franti explains: “I’ve traveled the globe making music and throughout the years I’ve always hoped that it could inspire small steps towards making the world a better place. Struggling with the challenges of the world I began filming my new documentary, Stay Human, telling the stories of heroic everyday people who helped me to discover more deeply what it means to be and STAY HUMAN.”
Stay Human Vol. II debuted at #62 on the Billboard 200 chart as well as #1 on the Americana chart and #1 on the Independent Album chart. It also reached #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
Franti will be joining Kenny Chesney on his Chillaxification 2020 Tour next year; add’l info is here: http://sacksco.com/pr/michael_franti_and_spearhead.html