Twenty years into their groundbreaking and influential career, John Brown's Body returns with an album that shows off the latest evolution of their sound. Fireflies follows up the critically acclaimed #1 reggae album Kings And Queens (2013) and finds lead singer Elliot Martin and the rest of the band delving into even more muscular riddims (heavily influenced by classic Roots Radics and early 80s dancehall).
Fireflies is also the first record to feature guitarist/vocalist Jay Spaker, who has been touring with the band since 2013, but gets his first chance here to write and sing on a release. This brings John Brown's Body full circle as a two vocalist/songwriter band.
The sessions were mainly done with Craig Welsch (10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad) at his studio. Regardless of all of these evolutions, the core of the JBB sound - dubbed out future roots, intense horn lines, and Martin's complex lyrical flow - is all still front and center. Even after helping to influence an entire U.S. reggae movement, JBB continues to find new ways to innovate.