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A pledge to make reggae great again - Droop Lion maintains stance in latest single

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 2:00 AM
Artwork for Droop Lion’s single ‘Have You Seen The Rain’.
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Free People Entertainment recording artiste Droop Lion continues to revolutionise reggae music as he stays true to his pledge to "make Reggae great again".

Armed with his 14-track album, Ideologies, the Rastafarian singer is ready to rock the world with the release of his latest single, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, the first single from the album.

Have You Ever Seen the Rain is a cover version, but it is just not any cover, it is a time-honoured classic and in true Droop Lion fashion, the singer wholeheartedly embraces it, even as he meticulously strips away the over four decades since the song made its debut and passionately refreshes it with new life. He vocally claims this 1970s hit as his very own, even though he stays true to the original lyrics and pays tribute to the creators.

Have You Ever Seen the Rain was written by John Fogerty of roots rock group Credence Clearwater Revival and released as a single in 1971 from the album Pendulum. It racked up many accolades and has sold over 25 million copies.

 

POWERFUL MEANING

 

"This is truly a big song and has been one of my favourites from the very first time that I heard it," Droop Lion confesses. "For me to do a cover of Have You Ever Seen the Rain is an honour and a pleasure. It is one of those songs that pose a powerful question and, in fact, it is more about life than it is about the weather. The word 'rain' is really a metaphor for so many other things and, therefore, this song can have a different meaning for each person and, at the same time, there is also a universal interpretation," he said reflectively.

Undoubtedly, Droop Lion delivers an impressive, reggae-inspired rendition of the rock band's 1970s song, which allows him to remain committed to his own personal musical ideology and identity.

The singer, who emerged as one of the leading voices of a new reggae-soul movement, and who has never compromised in order to achieve success, again shows exactly why he has been chosen as the disciple who will put the word 'great' back in reggae music.

Have You Ever Seen The Rain is set for release on March 15, and will also be available for download on digital platforms.