It takes a talented musician to remain inspired after a more than decade long career and yet Xavier Rudd is more than just a talented musician. His reputation as a conscious artist heavily involved with environmental and animal rights has given him plenty of material to create his highly anticipated eighth album Nanna with his new band The United Nations.
The first track to be released Come People has a distinct reggae feel to it with harmonious backing vocals adding a new depth to the simple yet poignant message he embodies. The lyrics are a testament to his deep-rooted dedication to the unity between man and Earth as he sings “Who will hide and who will seek, the suffering beneath your feet has been neglected through the ages.”
Welcoming a much more upbeat sound than that of his previous records, Xavier Rudd and The United Nations feature bass, drums, saxophone, flute and guitar and much more on their first album together. With musicians from Australia to South Africa, their message of respecting creation and celebrating the Earth is heard through the diversity of cultures represented.
With a nationwide tour underway and a host of new music recently released, we can expect music as meaningful as their message from Xavier Rudd and The United Nations.