Skindred’s celebration of their 2007 album, Roots Rock Riot, continues today with another previously unreleased tune from the album’s recording sessions, “Struggle.” The band put out “It’s a Crime” back in February, and both will be included on a deluxe reissue of the album.
An acoustic track, “Struggle” provides a complement to Skindred’s usual aggressive far.
Drummer Arya Goggin comments,
“The song ‘Struggle,’ to me at least, conveys a message of hope when you’re in the battle for love. We have all been there and sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. ‘Struggle’ is about keeping on with the fight as it will be worth it in the end. “Life is sometimes a struggle and this year it has really highlighted that. To me it’s as important today as it was when we wrote it over 15 years ago. I’m so pleased it’s getting the chance to be heard and hopefully people will draw a positive message from it.”
The Roots Rock Riot reissue will arrive on April 23.
Skindred have a U.K. tour planned for the autumn. TBD if it happens.
September 23 – Cambridge, Junction September 24 – Oxfo, Academy September 25 – Norampton, Roadmenders September 30 – Leeds, Academy October 1 – Birmingham, Institute October 2 – London, Roundhouse October 7 – Caiff, Tramshed October 8 – Bristol, Academy October 9 – Nottingham, Rock City October 10 – Glasgow, SWG3 October 15 – Souampton, Guildhall October 22 – Sheffield, Corporation October 23 – Newcastle, Uni Students’ Union October 29 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion October 30 – Manchester, Academy October 31 – Norwich, UEA