The Green “Marching Orders” album review
The Green’s new album, Marching Orders, has all the relaxed guitar riffs, lush vocals, and nostalgic lyrics you could hope for in an early fall release. With the members of The Green’s varying instrumentations and awe-inspiring harmonies, Marching Orders isn't the kind of fall album you'll have playing in the background, but the kind you’ll have blaring from your car or through your headphones. Marching Orders demands your explicit attention.
Marching Orders represents anyone with a dream that can visualize every step it will take to see that vision through
The most distinctive aspect of The Green’s sound are from vocalists Caleb, Zion, JP, Ikaika and Brad’s well defined singing styles. These vocals are as present on Marching Orders as on any of the band's previous albums and contribute to the warm atmosphere the tracks generates. Most notably, on collaboration track “Good Feeling,” JP’s voice seductively compliments the song's chorus, sung by Eric Rachmany from Rebelution. The second track titled “I Will” leads the listener even further down into the album’s musical output, and again this song manages to retain the band’s prominent style while still unearthing new avenues in order to stand on its own and have its creative prowess be front and center.
The track “Mama Roots” with guest artist J Boog and “My Rights” bring Marching Orders over the edge, featuring the same sort of island reggae style that has made the songs before them on this album so musically entertaining. It’s safe to say that if you’ve enjoyed everything up to this point, then these two songs will definitely satisfy your appetite for well produced reggae vibes. The closing track “Maui Ninja” especially succeeds at feeling like the final composition on a massively immersive album, slowly easing the listener back into reality.
The Green as a musical force cannot be overstated, and this album genuinely succeeds in showing why still to this day, they are one of the most consistently loved bands in the genre.
For Caleb, lead singer and songwriter, “Marching Orders represents anyone with a dream that can visualize every step it will take to see that vision through. No matter how long it may take, no matter how hard the road may be, we keep marching, “forward till my mission’s complete”!”
The album will be accompanied by a 30-date North American tour planned for the Winter of 2018, dates to be announced in the coming months.
Preview and order Marching Orders on
- Marching Orders
- I Will
- All I Need
- Good Feeling
- Going Up
- Feel so Cool
- Mama Roots
- The Garden
- Foolish Love
- Land of Love
- Seven Nation Army
- You've Been Crying
- My Rights
- Maui Ninja
The Green - "I Will" music video
Disclaimer: All views presented in this album review are those of the reviewer and not necessarily those of Top Shelf Reggae.