JaRon Marshall + the collective, a 4-piece instrumental group from Austin, Texas featuring JaRon Marshall (Black Pumas), Brian Donohoe (Progger, Snarky Puppy), Michael Longoria (Bob Schneider, Patty Griffin) and Chris Loveland (Clunis) will release their debut album entitled earth sounds on Mach 10th (in the world except the Americas) and on April 14th (in the Americas).
The album’s first single “ constellations ” is out. Inspired by jazz-hop influencers such as Robert Glasper and Chris Dave, as well as the modern spiritualists Kamasi Washington and Shabaka Hutchings, Marshall + the collective recorded 12 originals for earth sounds in Austin at Black Pumas’ producer, Adrian Quesada’s studio Electric Deluxe Recorders.
Life requires all of the emotions: sadness, rage, inquisitiveness, but also peace, love, and unity. “ constellations ” is a piece that represents completion and equilibrium.
From the balanced chord progression backed by straight ahead hip-hop drum work, to the fact that this tune was written in a hotel room in Switzerland on the last day of a European tour, this track is meant to be a peaceful and feel-good outlook on life.