Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rootdown: Tidal Wave Review

Hip-hop artist Paul Wright’s side-project Rootdown is back with their third project, Tidal Wave. The creative reggae group delivers an all-new, ten-track record full of songs about their faith in God, love, and relationships.

The upbeat “Good Day” gets things going well, and speaks of trusting in God to get through the day, and declares that “today will be a good day.” All around, this track was wonderful, and a great opening track. The title track, booming with bass, was an amazing pop/rock track, and the hip-hop acts were awesome as well. Hands down, the title track, “Tidal Wave” was one of the best tracks on this record from Rootdown.

“All I Wanna Do,” and “Golden,” were a set of sweet love songs, “All I Wanna Do” saying “all I wanna do is be with you” and was actually my favorite track on Rootdown’s Tidal Wave project. Filled with electronic effects, it was also the one track I found myself stuck on repeat with. The harmonies of “Golden” were a large asset to this track, while “You’re Mine” followed, and this catchy pop track with hip-hop intervals was highly enjoyable and easy to sing along to.

“Storm Warning” follows on a more serious note, even beginning with thunder effects, and leads into a track about growing up, aptly titled “Growing Up.” The one-minute musical instrumental at the end of this track was highly enjoyable as well.

“HB” was an fun, Jamaican sounding track, while “Karl Malone In A Cowboy Hat” is the most hip-hop sounding track on the record, and gives a good message of stepping up to the plate and doing something, rather than sitting around. This second to last track had a very similar sound to Paul Wright’s solo projects (no surprise). Finally, Tidal Wave ends with “Weekend,” a fun track about hanging out with friends all day.

Rootdown’s third project Tidal Wave is fantastic! I enjoyed this project from start to finish, and the mix of fun and serious lyrics made the project even better. This is definitely a new favorite project of mine, and I recommend you check it out as soon as possible!

Rating: 4.5/5
Release date: May 17, 2011

Track listing:
1. Good Day
2. Tidal Wave
3. All I Wanna Do
4. Golden
5. You’re Mine
6. Storm Warning
7. Growing Up
8. HB
9. Karl Malone In a Cowboy Hat
10. Weekend


  1. Ok, I'm finding myself wanting to check this album out. :D Great review!

  2. Excellent review, Jay! :) You really make me want to check out the CD!

  3. Is it Tuesday yet? Ready to purchase

  4. Good album review for the new Rootdown album I got to get this album as soon as I can since I love Rootdown music :)


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