Blending roots reggae, Cali reggae/rock, Hawaiian Islands reggae, electronic sounds, and modern pop into the same mix, Arrival is their newest album and every bit the grand entrance that its name suggests. It’s also a reminder of Through The Roots’ drive and dedication. Still a proudly independent band, they’ve weathered lineup changes and other challenges throughout their decade-plus past. The band’s tour bus even burnt to the ground in 2015, while Through The Roots drove through North Carolina on their way to a show in Wilmington. The guys still made it to the show that night, refusing to let another obstacle get in their way of their connection with their fans. Arrival takes much of its strength from that intimate link between the band and the audience, delivering a track list that’s as exciting as the group’s live show. It’s been a long trip to get here, but Though The Roots have officially arrived. They’re announced their presence. And they’re here to stay.
Few things ever grow tall without roots. For the five members of Through The Roots, it took a decade of inspired songwriting and heavy touring to develop the band’s unique sound: a modern blend of roots reggae, hip-hop, rock, and electronic pop. It’s a sound that nods to the band’s diverse influences while also reaching far beyond them, and it began humbly enough, with the guys hosting their own backyard shows in college towns across southern California.