The first LP from Adrian Sherwood's daughter features contributions from Lee "Scratch" Perry, Mala and Adrian himself.
Comprising eleven tracks, This Road is a highly personal album touching on dub, reggae and trip-hop. The record was composed with contributions from father Adrian Sherwood, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Mala, as well as posthumous recordings from Jamaican reggae drummer Style Scott.
Sherwood describes her upbringing as a musician's daughter as a key influence for her music. "There was always music around me. I was always having dinner with different artists. The house was full of people. Loads of parties," she says. "But creative types can be unstable too, which I sometimes found scary and confusing as a child. This is where the sadder elements in my music originate from."
Previously appearing on On-U Sound's Pay It All Back Vol. 7 compilation last year, and less recently on On-U Sound Live In Warsaw 2004, Denise Sherwood has an extensive history with the UK imprint. The forthcoming album is out on October 2nd.
Listen to "Music Shall Live."
01. Music Shall Live feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry
02. Let Me In
03. Amnesia Moon
04. Sweet Mary Jane
05. Ghost Heart
06. Fairy Tales
07. Uncertain Times
08. Sunny Days
09. Won't Bow Down
10. Toughen Up
11. Sweet Love
On-U Sound and Evergreen Recordings will release This Road on October 2nd, 2020.