Common Kings Release Highly Anticipated EP “One Day”
A few weeks ago Common Kings released their single “One Day”, and this past Friday Common Kings released their highly anticipated EP by the same name “One Day” through Mensch House Records.
The new EP includes features from superstars Stephen Marley, ¡Mayday!, Matisyahu and Kat Dahlia. Common Kings’ style and music is a collection of inspirations orchestrated into an array of head rocking beats, feel good vibes, and emotional fever. Their crazy, fun-loving attitude compliments Common Kings’ live sound, producing phenomenal hits with rock, reggae, pop, and island influences. These influences originate from each band members love for various genres, and widespread knowledge of music.
The majority of Common Kings were born in the South Pacific, and raised in Orange County, California. Growing up with households full of colorful personality and vibrant passions for music, Common Kings’ members naturally grew up forming individual musical paths. This musical journey involved mimicking and listening to artists such as Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Geourge Benson, Jim Croce, Michael Jackson, The Who, Led Zepplin, Gypsy Kings, Earth Wind and Fire, Bob Marley and more. The culmination of these musicians explains exactly who the Common Kings are.
The band explains the inspiration behind the EP, saying “One Day is meant to be fun and crazy…like us!! When you’re in a writing session with Kat Dahlia, purchasing 99cent street tacos with the quarters you found under the couch, while staring at a lottery ticket promising to share your earnings with everybody in the room, you definitely get inspired to write about the sh** you wish you had! We hope our fans enjoy it as much as we do and we look forward to the rocking out with them at the next show.”
Ambition, passion, confidence and drive pour out of the EP’s title track “One Day.” Common Kings paints a picture most people dream of, “light the spliff, take a rip, we gone dance till the morning come…splish splash, jacuzzi full of cash…one day, when I have a lot of money” The American dream is alive and well, and Common Kings is about to release the soundtrack to it for listeners to enjoy on their afternoon drive.
The band also doesn’t hold back on sharing their views about the current state of the world in their powerful track “Revolution,” with bold and introspective lyrics like “why do we fight love?…I got the light if you need it to ease the pain.” The track also samples Kanye West’s words “we have the resources for a peaceful world.” Another stand out track on the EP, “Slow Down”, is a lust filled love song with seductive guitar chords and a solid bass line intro. Lead singer Jr King croons “You’re far from usual, never seen someone like you before, more than beautiful…we don’t have to slow down.”
Jr King is perhaps one of the most powerfully impressive vocalists amongst today’s leading artists. Born with this untrained raw-talent, Jr King’s singing ability seems boundless, as he amazes listeners with a wide range of belting notes and soulful passion. His humble demeanor off-stage needs no introduction as to when the band is rocking out on-stage creating a young, wild, and free atmosphere.
Common Kings, being the road warriors that they are, love testing new music live at their shows and say “One Day” was actually the first song they had ever performed live without releasing it. The band, made up of JR King (vocals), Mata (guitar), Uncle Lui (bass), and Rome (drums), is excited to share their new single and fan favorites alike during their coast to coast tour, and ending the year supporting Bruno Mars on his November Hawaii dates. You can listen to Common Kings’ new EP One Day now, or catch them on tour in a city near you!