Second Single Reveal from his Anticipated Album
Protoje reminds fans that the pursuit for peace is as much mental as it is a physical journey on “Incient Stepping,” his next single and video to drop from his anticipated summer LP (In.Digg.Nation Collective/RCA Records).
Following his latest single “Hills,” in which he revealed his secret location for solace in Jamaica’s fertile mountain ranges, he finds an even more enlightening place of solitude – the sacred temple of his soul – on “Incient Stepping.”
“Incient is a song that I sing with my eyes closed and feel it very deeply. Musically, It’s deep-rooted reggae, which I feel is a really great contrast to my last single. There is a certain spirit it carries in the lyrics and delivery. I feel it is brought about by the ethereal soundscape of the music, which is almost hypnotic to me,” states Protoje.
Protoje is at his most spiritually grounded place of zen on the track. The instrumental’s calming rhythm, produced by Zion I Kings, compliments the meditative theme of Protoje’s conscious lyrics and orchestrates a trans-inducing experience. The visual for “Incient Stepping,” directed by Samo, is set in Protoje’s go-to tropical habitat. Standing in a dense fog that cloaks the green foliage, the mindful wordsmith is still through most of the scenes.
The release of “Incient Stepping” is on the heels of Protoje’s recent journey to Africa, where the Grammy-nominated singer was able to hit the stage and connect with thousands of fans in Ethiopia and Kenya. He continues to spread his music around the world, performing his hits as well as material from his 2020 album In Search Of Lost Time for the very first time. Next stops are Cali Roots (Monterey, CA), City Splash (London, UK), Roots Picnic (Philadelphia, PA) and Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN). Full schedule below.
May 26 @ Cali Roots Festival (Monterey County Fair Center) in Monterey, CA
May 29 @ City Splash (Brockwell Park Gardens) in London, UK
June 3 @ Waterfront in Georgetown, Cayman Islands
June 5 @ Roots Picnic (Mann Center) in Philadelphia, PA
Jun 19 @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN
Jul 3 @ Summerjam in Cologne, Germany
Jul 17 @ Rote Fabrik in Zürich, Switzerland
Jul 19 @ Cabaret Sauvage in Paris, France
Jul 21 @ OLT Rivierenhof in Deurne, Belgium
Jul 22 @ Summer Vibration in Sélestat, France
Jul 23 @ Rotterdam Reggae Festival in Rotterdam, Holland
Jul 24 @ Junkyard in Dortmund, Germany
Aug 20 @ Reggae On The Way in Tacoma, Washington
Oct 7-9 @ Reggae Rise Up Festival in Las Vegas, NV