The eternal optimist. The good vibes machine. The uplifter. All of these descriptions fit Michael Franti like a glove. Thankfully, the latest album from Michael Franti & Spearhead could not come at a better time. When the world is grappling with a pandemic and quarantine, we need to be reminded about the good around us. “Bad shit happens, but good shit happens too. Let it happen to you,” they say, imploring us to take a moment and count our blessings. Through simple lyrics, and easily digestible melodies, the message from this group is loud and clear. Be nice, love others, and find the good around you. “Just work hard and be nice to people.” Amen, Michael.
Release date: June 19, 2020
Similar artist(s): John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson
Top tracks: I Got You, Good Shit Happens, Breaking Down the Door