First of all, wow. Slightly Stoopid is back. This is truly one of my favorite bands from the West Coast that has been around for over 20 years. Their music is a mix of island reggae, psychedelic, bluesy, and soulful sounds. After going roughly two years since their last album Skate or Die, the genre-defying sounds of the band come together strong on their new album Everyday Life, Everyday People.
Preorder the album on their website here.
I was lucky enough to catch a listen before its release on July 14th and it is truly something special. Get ready to throw this on your summer playlist, as every song will keep you happy and dancing in any situation.
The album begins on a very funky note with the leading track, “Glocks”. They absolutely lay it down in this intro and it is easily one of my favorites. It starts out slow and smooth and once the drums and horns kick in the song sets on fire. The infectious energy of this track sets the pace for what is to come over the next 12 songs. Coming in at 13 tracks total, Everyday Life, Everyday People has a nice balance of the classic Slightly Stoopid sound, intense instrumentals, smooth vocals, and amazing featured artists. The album features a bunch of awesome artists including Ali Campbell from UB40, Chali 2na from Jurassic 5, Alborosie, G. Love, Sly & Robbie, Don Carlos, and Yellowman.
The second song is one of the singles on the album, “Stay The Same (Prayer For You)” featuring Don Carlos, Check it out! “Fire Below”, the third song is a classic lyrical and instrumental beauty by Slightly Stoopid.
The fourth song “If You Want It” Feat. Alborosie is another one of the released singles. This is a huge hit with a reggae legend and with have you grooving no matter what. Check it out here. “Too Late” is the next on the album and has a slow, smooth reggae vibe to it that definitely slows it down from the previous songs and proves the versatility that this band has with their sound.
“Livin’ In Babylon” Feat. Yellowman is one you are going to have to wait for. In contrast, “Higher Now,” the next song on the album is another one of the singles that are already released but is easily one of my favorites on the entire project. I have always been a fan of Jurassic 5 and this song brings it with a unique head-bobbing hip-hop and reggae mix. Check it out here.
“Legalize It” Feat. Ali Campbell is a great remix to the Peter Tosh “Legalize It” song that is a classic in reggae music. The next track “No One Stops Us Now: Nobody Knows,” has a very smooth reggae vibe that is a great addition to Slightly Stoopid’s list of hits while “Talk Too Much” Feat Don Carlos is another one of their singles!
The rest of the album is up for you wait and discover on your own and we can guarantee that you will not be disappointed! Everyday Life, Everyday People is undeniably classic by Slightly Stoopid and is easily re-playable. This will be placed alongside the rest of the great albums by Slightly Stoopid without watering down your collection in any way. They are still at it!
Listen To All The Singles From Slightly Stoopid’s Upcoming New Album Everyday Life, Everyday People here.
Their show at Marymoor Park every year is one of the best parts of every summer in Seattle. If you haven’t gone before, make sure to add it to your schedule for next year!
Check Out The video From This Year’s Show Below: