14 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hawaii’s The Green combines smooth, gentle reggae with John Legend–style soul, throwing in a few rock flourishes as well for good measure. "Foolish Love" has an airy beat that could fit on pop radio, while the romantic title track peaks with a joyous key change that ends the song on a passionate note. On "Land of Love," the band even gets biblical, dreaming of a land of equality and diversity over a warm, steady reggae beat.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hawaii’s The Green combines smooth, gentle reggae with John Legend–style soul, throwing in a few rock flourishes as well for good measure. "Foolish Love" has an airy beat that could fit on pop radio, while the romantic title track peaks with a joyous key change that ends the song on a passionate note. On "Land of Love," the band even gets biblical, dreaming of a land of equality and diversity over a warm, steady reggae beat.

TITLE TIME
3:55
3:16
4:23
3:38
3:39
3:49
3:50
4:15
4:40
4:52
2:53
4:07
3:19
4:13

About The Green

One of the first bands to take the sound of Hawaiian reggae to the world, Honolulu's the Green are a six-piece outfit whose self-titled debut album was voted Best Reggae Album of 2010 by digital users. After cousins Caleb Keolanui and JP Kennedy put their previous band, Next Generation, to rest, they recruited Ikaika Antone and Zion Thompson to form the Green. Their self-titled debut appeared in 2010, and went on to win Best Reggae Album at Hawaii's 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. A year later, both the EP Love & Affection and the album Ways & Means would appear on the Easy Star label. Hawai'i '13 followed in 2013, with production coming from frequent Jack Johnson collaborator Danny Kalb. September 2017 saw the release of the single "Marching Orders," which featured dancehall superstar Busy Signal. The band's fourth full-length outing, also called Marching Orders, arrived later that October. ~ David Jeffries

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