Title - 'Resilience'
Artist - Bayonics
For those not in the know, much like myself, for over a decade now, the six-piece band known as Bayonics has been rocking the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad with a unique blend of latin, reggae, funk music.
This stalwart band has been a Bay Area headliner for many years and they never fail to deliver fresh new music and move the crowd with consistent passion, energy and emotion.
Led by the powerful vocal stylings of Jairo Vargas (aka Rojai), he merges elements to produce a raw soulful sound as distinct and unique as the San Francisco streets that bred him.
Channeling a sixth sense that only he holds he puts forth melodies, lyrics and compositions that carry inherent respect for the artist that inspired his craft.
Luckily for all their fans, Bayonics will now be releasing a new album worldwide entitled Resilience on August 2nd, 2019.
2. 'El Bajo'
3. 'Soldier Dance'
4. 'Around The Way'
6. 'Now That You Want It'
8. 'We Gon Show 'Em'
9. 'Batalla en Babylon'
11. 'Not The One' (Acoustic)
12. 'Olvidaste' (Reprise)
The 12-track album kicks off with their first single ‘Exile,’ a track that not only encapsulates Bayonics at their best, but also brings forth a beautiful, and cultured reggae bounce flow not heard since the days of Bob Marley.
Other stand out cuts here for me include the hypnotic reggae hipsway of both 'Olvidaste' and 'Now That You Want It,' along with the urban Latin grooves found within both 'We Gon Show 'Em' and 'Sospechosos.'
Freely melding genres, they carry on the tradition of legendary Bay Area groups such as Santana and Sly & The Family Stone, groups that sought to transcend genre with music that moves people both literally and figuratively.
The album Resiliences inspired by a range of topics, from social issues like immigration, poverty, and gentrification, to more personal topics like love and heartbreak. The common theme being resilience.
As the world changes around us, be it global politics, the city we live in, or the people in our lives, we all need a healthy dose of optimism, fortitude, and resilience to keep moving forward.
Well, having now listened to this album twice through I can confirm that Bayonics have created an album that not only provides that in spades, but also acknowledges the fact that music might still be the key for a better conversation to be heard.
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