Moise – “Lee Scratch Perry”

Minnesota singer-songwriter pays homage to the reggae legend on smooth new single

It isn’t often you hear an indie musician mixing their sound up with a laid-back reggae-inspired approach, though Minnesota singer-songwriter Moise has done just that with his new single “Lee Scratch Perry” – named after the legendary producer of Soul Rebel by Bob Marley and The Wailers. Released via Unity Records, the track boasts a beautiful and warming laid back style of chilled drums that blend with easy-going percussion.

Moise writes: “Growing up I was surrounded by the smooth vibrations of Bob Marley and the Wailers. I remember my father putting on his greatest hits CD and hearing Soul Rebels, which was produced by Lee Scratch Perry, the godfather of the Rastafari sound in its earliest days. When making this song in the studio with Elliott on an August day in 2021, we were just whimsically scrolling through the Twitter timeline and heard the news that Lee Scratch Perry had just passed away, almost instantly we fired up a Spotify playlist of his tunes and just deep dived in his presence. After a few moments of reflecting and just listening to his soul-scratching and tempered rhythmic vibes, we started jamming this tune and rhythm in ode to Lee.”