Protoje Releasing 4th Album “A Matter Of Time” on June 29th

Music News | By on May 18th, 2018

Protoje
Photo by Chance Nkosi Gomez

Protoje’s last album was an eye opener and an excellent reggae album that felt refreshing and new. He’s releasing a new album called A Matter Of Time on June 29th via Overstand Entertainment/In.Digg.Nation in conjunction with Easy Star Records (North America). He will be performing at Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, NY on May 27th.

rotoje will be supporting A Matter Of Time while on the road. The album maintains the essence of Jamaican roots music while channelling a wide array of styles from dancehall, dub, hip hop, and rock into one cohesive body of work.

From the orchestral, Ethio-jazz-meets-ska intro “Flames” featuring Chronixx to his popular cool ‘n’ deadly banger “Blood Money,” it is clear this isn’t your average reggae album. The vocoder-heavy skank of personal empowerment on “Mind Of A King” segues into the companion piece “Like This,” making for an anthemic double set. “Bout Noon’’ sculpts dusky, laid back hip hop into a sonically fresh groove – a style continued on the title track. He gives thanks on the uplifting, horn driven “Lessons” and cleverly links celebrity culture, sexism, politicians and social media to the demise of civilization on “Camera Show.”

Politics, corruption, religion, pollution and inequality are combated, but balanced with positive assertions on education, family and spiritual wellness. His call-to-action messages rejuvenate a new generation.

“It’s not as traditional as my last album, but it’s still authentic,” explains Protoje. “It’s more innovative, more global and more experimental. I want to elevate reggae culture and the world’s perception of it.”

Tracklisting:
1. Flames feat. Chronixx
2. Blood Money
3. Mind Of A King
4. Like This
5. Bout Noon
6. A Matter Of Time
7. No Guarantee feat. Chronixx
8. Lessons
9. Truths & Rights feat. Mortimer
10. Camera Show

Tour Dates

U.S.
May 19 – Wynwood Yard – Miami, Fl
May 20- The Masquerade – Atlanta, Ga
May 23- Exit/In – Nashville, Tn
May 24- Subterranean – Chicago, Il
May 25- Summer Camp Festival – Chillicothe, Il
May 26, 2018 – Union Stage – Washington, Dc
May 27 – Coney Island Amphitheater – Brooklyn, Ny
Jun 22 – Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Jun 24- Stars Theatre – Portland, Or
Jun 25- Neumos – Seattle, Wa
Jun 26- Top Hat – Missoula, Mt
Jun 27- Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, Ut
Jun 28- Cervantes Ballroom – Denver, Co
Jun 30 – Blk Live – Scottsdale, Az
Jul 1 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, Ca

Europe:
Jun 8 – Tunes In The Dunes Festival – Perranporth, Uk
Jun 9- Caribana Festival – Nyon, Switzerland
Jul 13- Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium Ticket
Jul 14- Overjam Festival – Tolmin, Slovenia
Jul 15- Decibulles Festival – Nueve-Eglise, France
Jul 21 – Festival Les Fous Caves – Port D’envaux, France
Jul 27 – Uppsala Reggae Festival – Uppsala, Sweden
Jul 28- Festival Ecaussysteme – Gignac En Quercy
Aug 4- Reggae Geel – Geel, Belgium
Aug 11- No Logo Festival – Fraisans, France
Aug 12- No Logo Bzh Festival – Saint Malo, France
Aug 19- Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Aug 20 – Rototom Sunsplash – Benicassim, Spain
Aug 23- Cabaret Vert – France
Aug 25- Reading & Leeds Festival – Reading, Uk
Aug 26 – Reading & Leeds Festival – Leeds, Uk
Aug 31 – Dry Diggings Festival – Pacerville, Ca
Oct 27 – Baco Reggae Festival – Paris, France
Nov 7- Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 20 – Rocher De Palmer – Cenon, France
Nov 24 – Festival Rebel Escape – Tournefeuille, France

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