Monday Apr 24
Jan
31/12
MP3 Leak of the Week: SOJA

Celebrating a new album, SOJA has allowed us here at The Pier to give away the song “Mentality” for FREE Download! Grab the song this week, pick up their new album on January 31st, check their upcoming tour dates & peep the lyrics to the new song…

  • You can download the the NEW song “Mentality” for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday February 4th


  • SOJA –“Mentality”

    “Mentality” Lyrics:

    “Even asleep, mentality’s awake..
    Nobody realizes how much we can take..
    Let’s save the future of the world for our sake..
    Crawl forwards ever, backwards never..
    We were the students but now we’re the ones who teach..
    We were the children and your lies we did believe…
    But we ain’t kids no more and we don’t need a speech..
    Go forwards ever, backwards never.

    And truth and right is yours to control now, there’s no way no how.
    We will never do what they have done, under Jah’s sun
    Truth and right is yours to control now, there’s no way no how
    We will never do what they have..we will never do what they have done

    You’re right and we’re forever wrong
    Iraq & Afghanistan and Vietnam..
    BP Oil and your hydrogen bomb, you go forwards never, backwards ever…
    The planes in the air, look down, animals scarce..
    Oil is water now and water’s everywhere.
    We cry fuck your system cause I’m not with’em.

    Truth and right is yours to control now, there’s no way no how
    We will never do what they have done, under Jah’s sun
    Turth and right is yours to control now, there’s no way no how
    We will never do what they have..we will never do what they have done
    Truth & right is yours to control now, there’s no way no how
    We will never do what they have done, under Jah’s sun
    Truth and right is yours to control now, there’s no way no how
    We will never do what they have done. Oh no no.

    Truth and right is yours and..
    Truth and right is yours and..
    Truth and right is yours and..
    Truth and right is yours and..
    Truth and right is yours to control now, there’s no way no how
    We will never do what they have..
    We will never do what they have..
    We will never do what they have done.”




    SOJA Bio/Background:
    Shortly after Jacob Hemphill had returned to the United States from Africa, the roots of Soldiers Of Jah Army or SOJA sprouted. In Washington D.C., Bassist Bobby Lee and Singer Jacob Hemphill became friends going into the first grade, finding in common their mutual loves for hip hop and reggae. Throughout their middle and high school days the two transformed their loves for music, even performing at middle school talent shows. By the end of high school, Hemphill, Lee, Ryan Berty (drums), Kenneth Brownell (percussion) and Patrick O’Shea (keyboards) were performing at local venues and gigs, and the dream began snowballing. They made it their goal to hit the road after the last of them graduated. In 2012, the group is headlining major venues across the globe, fifteen countries to be exact.

    In just the past few years, SOJA has sold over 150,000 albums. The now seven-piece is in the midst of unveiling of their fourth studio album Strength To Survive in 2012, their first for ATO Records. ATO Records was cofounded by Dave Matthews and features artists such as 311, Umphrey’s McGee, Primus, and My Morning Jacket. It was produced by John Alagia, whom has also produced records for Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and SOJA’s summer tour-mates O.A.R. Strength To Survive was heavily inspired by Bob Marley’s Survival; “The greatest album ever made.”, according to lead singer Jacob Hemphill.

    After the release of Strength To Survive, SOJA will be headlining a two month nationwide tour with artists such as The Movement, The Green, Anuhea, Trevor Hall, and many more. They have also announced performances at this year’s Wakarusa festival in Arkansas and the Wanee Festival in Florida.


    SOJA’s Upcoming Tour Dates:
    Feb 3rd @ The National Richmond, VA
    Feb 4th @ Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
    Feb 9th @ Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
    Feb 10th @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
    Feb 11th @ Paradise Ballroom Boston, MA
    Feb 12th @ Higher Ground Burlington, VT
    Feb 14th @ Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
    Feb 16th @ 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH
    Feb 17th @ High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
    Feb 18th @ Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
    Feb 19th @ Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
    Feb 22nd @ The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
    Feb 23rd @ Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
    Feb 24th @ Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
    Feb 25th @ Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
    Feb 26th @ Belly Up Aspen, CO
    Feb 28th @ The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb 29th @ Knitting Factory Boise, ID
    Mar 1st @ Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
    Mar 2nd @ Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
    Mar 3rd @ McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
    Mar 7th @ The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
    Mar 8th @ The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
    Mar 9th @ House of Blues Los Angeles, CA
    Mar 10th @ House of Blues Los Angeles, CA
    Mar 11th @ House of Blues San Diego, Ca
    May 18th @ 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
    May 19th @ 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.


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  • Huge thanks again to SOJA for giving us the New track “Mentality”, to post up for FREE download. Giving away music for FREE is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!


  • Enjoy the FREE track on the Home Page!
    Article By: Mike Patti


    Here’s the new official music video to Strength To Survive


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