Album Review: Michael Franti & Spearhead The Sound of Sunshine

By Jacqueline Smith

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Album cover for 'The Sound of Sunshine'. Photo / Supplied
Album cover for 'The Sound of Sunshine'. Photo / Supplied

Rating: 3.5/5

Michael Franti is a salad of ethnicities, a happy guy who hasn't worn shoes for 10 years and a poet who believes music is sunshine. All of this comes through on this album, his seventh since combining with Spearhead in 1994.

Book-ended by the sun rising and setting, Franti skanks, shimmies and even rocks out to the soulful-pop of The Thing that Helps Me Get Through before chilling to Gloria. Crank it up when you fire up the barbie.

-TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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