The Drop: Rebelution

Following the release of their new album Free Rein, the GRAMMY Museum will welcome GRAMMY-nominated Rebelution to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance, hosted by Executive Director Scott Goldman. Fourteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members (singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams) haven't lost a step since Falling Into Place, their 2016 studio album, which became the band's fourth release to top the Billboard reggae chart, earning them their first ever GRAMMY nomination in the category of Best Reggae Album. Free Rein, their sixth studio album, while still rooted in the Jamaican inspiration that Rebelution's songs and sounds have always paid homage to, takes experimental leaps and new adventures, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike. The musicians collaborated with Jamaican artists on three of the 12 new tracks. Don Corleon (Sean Paul, Keyshia Cole, Pitbull, Rihanna) produced "Rise On Top," a pointed reflection on celebrity and ambition; and Winta James, producer for Damian Marley and Chronixx, worked with the band on "Settle Down Easy" and "City Life," two songs that reflect a more confessional perspective. The band boasts an impressive 85 million spins on their Top 5 Spotify tracks alone, and will continue playing sold-out shows as well as taking the coveted headlining slots at some of the nation’s top festivals this year. With Free Rein, Rebelution is poised to continue spreading the joy.