King of unity brings people together with new EP ‘L.I.F.E. is Forever’
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – When fans listen to the music from East Coast artist Roky’s Reign, it’s almost impossible not to have a spiritual experience. The inspirational, percussion-driven sound with which he paints pictures elicits a wide range of feelings that works together to unify people from all walks of life and all corners of the world. That’s the crux of his artistry, and it serves as the foundation for his new EP “L.I.F.E. is Forever.”
“Ultimately, the theme of the project is to progress the freedom of expression throughout the world,” Roky said. “L.I.F.E. stands for Love Is Forever Evolving. As I started to find myself on a spiritual level, I started to see the forever in everything. When I correlated that with the music, it all just popped in my head and became my mantra. The sound is a fusion. Everything is percussion-induced, but it’s atmospheric and ambient and transic and spiritual with all sorts of free-flowing arrangements. I honestly feel like I’m the first person with this type of art. I’ve listened to a lot of music in my life but I’ve never heard anybody with this kind of sound before. I don’t even know how it happened – the universe just gave it to me, I guess.”
Roky said he had a fascination with drums since he was very little. By the time he was a teenager, he was already playing drums on stage at his church every week. That’s where he got his first glimpse of the power of music and how it can unify people. In high school, he started to experiment with different genres of music and explore other cultures. As he discovered different sounds and styles from different corners of the world, he started to explore other instruments and incorporate them into the music he was making. Music became less about technical skill and more about something deeper – a spiritual expedition of sorts, where freedom of self was now the destination. With that idea in mind, a vision into a utopia took place and became the driving force behind the expression of his music.
“‘L.I.F.E. is Forever’ is the first story of many being told on this journey,” Roky said. “The intention of this art is to spread the freedom of expression throughout the world. Ultimately, it’s unifying. The vibration it’s giving off is intended to unify. I want everything I do to be about unity. And one of the ways to it is through that freedom and acceptance of expression. When we can honor each other’s expression, we can be unified and walls can be broken down. That’s ultimately what I’m here to do – break down walls and bridge gaps.”
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