Protoje Closes A Chapter Of Time With New Album, ‘In Search Of Zion’ Produced by Zion I Kings

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Protoje releases a brand new remix album In Search Of Zion through In.Digg.Nation Collective / RCA Data on all digital streaming platforms and particular version vinyl. The Jamaican artist and visionary tapped producer collective Zion I Kings to provide a contemporary, ambient and soulful twist to his critically acclaimed 2020 album In Search of Misplaced Time. It’s conventional meets fashionable roots reggae recreation.

As well as, the LP options dub variations of every observe. This reimagined LP is the ultimate piece following his trilogy of time themed albums: A Matter Of Time (2018), In Search of Misplaced Time (2020) and Third Time’s The Attraction (2022).

Protoje In Search Of Zion albumProtoje saysIn Search Of Zion is my final reward earlier than I’m going on to new music, so this can be a closing chapter. This music is so totally different, a few of them are steppaz, some one drops, some are increase bap, one-two…a throwback to a roots reggae time.”

Manufacturing Crew

Zion I Kings is a group of three producers and labels – David “Jah David” Goldfine of Zion Excessive Productions, Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred of I Grade Data and Andrew “Moon” Bain of Lustre Kings Productions – with a 50+ album catalog and 2x Greatest Reggae Album Grammy nominations for Snoop Lion in 2014 and Protoje in 2022.

Laced with pounding kick drums, slapping snares, deep basslines, lush synthesizers and dub influences, their seasoned sound of reside roots reggae instrumentation introduced new dimensions to Protoje’s lyrics and songwriting. Every of the three Zion I Kings producers oversaw manufacturing and mixing work on explicit songs. Consequently, the album presents the sonic signatures of the collective, but in addition the person approaches for which every producer is understood. The accompanying dub mixes permit every tune’s distinctive manufacturing method to shine, with the normal dub brushes of delays and reverbs working alongside extra fashionable filtering and digital mixing strategies that bridge Jamaican dub mixing custom with the foreign money of now.

In Search of Zion was produced in a brief time period through the 2020 lockdown. Nonetheless, Zion I Kings’ core member and collaborator, Andrew “Drew Keys” Stoch, handed away shortly after the undertaking commenced. This tragic occasion pulled the group collectively in sudden methods, pouring the fervour and ache for his or her fallen comrade into every observe. In Search of Zion is a testomony to fortitude, making a roots reggae therapeutic journey that cycles by way of a whole vary of sound, coloration and emotion.

Protoje In Search Of Zion album

On Tour

Protoje and his band The Indiggnation simply wrapped a 10-city+ European tour spanning France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria and Germany this fall.

He’s gearing up for his subsequent annual staging of The Misplaced In Time Competition, slated for Feb 24, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Guide Launch and Signing

As well as, Proteje will launch his first kids’s guide Right here Comes The Morning this month with The Bookboys and illustrations by Jonathan Nelson. The guide, a dedication to Protoje’s daughter Yara and impressed by his tune carrying the identical title. It is going to be launched on November 18th, 2023 with a guide signing kicking off in Washington D.C. on the identical day.