11 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With Poetry in Motion, SOJA inject a little musical positivity into a troubled world—to "let a little light out," as they sing on opener "Moving Stones," which combines roots-reggae rhythms with classic-rock shredding. On "Tried My Best," they offer up a sort of motivational dub, with singer Jacob Hemphill giving himself a tough-luck pep talk over speaker-panning horns. "I Found You," meanwhile, is a tender love song with a sweet harmonica melody, closing the album on a bright, optimistic note.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

With Poetry in Motion, SOJA inject a little musical positivity into a troubled world—to "let a little light out," as they sing on opener "Moving Stones," which combines roots-reggae rhythms with classic-rock shredding. On "Tried My Best," they offer up a sort of motivational dub, with singer Jacob Hemphill giving himself a tough-luck pep talk over speaker-panning horns. "I Found You," meanwhile, is a tender love song with a sweet harmonica melody, closing the album on a bright, optimistic note.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
68 Ratings
68 Ratings
RAS GEE

I miss the "Soldiers of Jah Army" Days.....

Since the name change to SOJA they've started making soft pop music.. really sad... used to make real reggae music. I don't even consider them a reggae band anymore. Used to make uplifting inspirational, spiritual REGGAE music. I guess I'll keep listening to "Born in Babylon" and "Get Wiser"... hope they see this and make a change..

El Robert PR

I Miss Soldiers of Jah Army!!!!!!!

I really wish you guys would go back to your roots and do some roots reggae. I Miss songs like non partial-non political , Did you ever , True Love , Rasta Courage. Let's just say songs like in Peace in a time of war and get wiser albums. I know that doing this commercial music can gain you more fans, fame and money but at least do 2 or 3 songs on each album in that style of roots reggae and you will not only please your new fans but will keep your original fans that took to where you are today. And another thing, nothing against you Jacob you are the lead singer but let bobby lee sing more on the albums, combination of both in songs was awesome. I'm still a fan don't get me wrong but on every new album I keep wishing to hear the original Soldiers Of Jah Army and keep getting disappointed. Blessings

DanEBoy

Miss old Soja

I'm with the other reviewers. Miss their older stuff with a more reggae feel. Like last album this just feels like pop music. Oh well maybe they are selling more albums.

About SOJA

SOJA are an eight-piece reggae group hailing from Arlington, Virginia. Formed in 1997 by high-school friends and musicians who regularly gigged around the area, the Soldiers made their recorded debut in 2000 with the SOJA EP. Their debut album, Peace in a Time of War, followed in 2002 while its dub version, Dub in a Time of War, appeared in 2004. Get Wiser arrived in 2006 and was premiered back home with the album being played live in total, a concert that was captured on that year's DVD release Get Wiser Live. Their 2009 release, Born in Babylon, featured a guest appearance from German reggae singer Gentleman along with members of Rebelution. Live in Hawaii arrived that same year, and they signed with the ATO label for the 2012 effort Strength to Survive, which topped Billboard's Reggae Albums chart. Two years later, ATO issued Amid the Noise and Haste, an album with Damian Marley, Michael Franti, and Collie Buddz as guests. A concert LP, Live in Virginia, was released the following year, with the group's sixth studio long-player, Poetry in Motion, arriving in 2017. ~ David Jeffries

ORIGIN
Arlington, VA
GENRE
Reggae
FORMED
1997

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