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François Marius's "Ça Roule Rastaman": A Reggae Revival

Fasten your seatbelts as Canadian reggae singer François Marius takes us on a rhythmic journey with his debut single, "Ça Roule Rastaman," bringing back the nostalgic sounds of the '90s reggae era. Rooted in Canada but blooming in the extreme weather of Estonia, Marius weaves a tropical musical paradise, providing much-needed warmth to the Estonian winter landscape.

Marius's "Ça Roule Rastaman" pays homage to classic reggae, encapsulating the genre's roots while infusing his unique style and sound. The phrase "Ça roule," in French translates to "OK", "Alright," or "Agreed." But for the sake of this upbeat, rhythmic tune, it resonates as "That's cool, Rastaman."

The arrangement and composition of the song came to life during Marius's first winter in Estonia. The chilly weather sparked his creativity, resulting in a song with a tropical vibe that gives listeners the feeling of basking in the sun on a Caribbean beach. During this period, Marius learned to play the keyboard and cuica, adding an original touch to his music.

What elevates this track even further is the expert mastering done at the renowned Abbey Road Studio in London by Simon Gibson, a Grammy Award-winning engineer known for his work with The Beatles. Gibson's interest in the project signifies the potential and quality Marius has brought to the table.

Marius credits his musical influences to the likes of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and Stevie Wonder. This mixture of reggae, pop, and soul is evident in "Ça Roule Rastaman," creating a genre-blending sound that is uniquely his own.

When asked about his future goals as a musician, François Marius had this to say: "My only goal in music is to make people happy. I make music based on emotion and feeling—not mine, but how others feel it. I focus on the best feeling of others."

With "Ça Roule Rastaman," François Marius not only pays tribute to the past, but also offers a fresh perspective on reggae music. His unique ability to transform his experiences into music makes him an artist to watch in the future. For those seeking an authentic reggae experience with a fresh twist, "Ça Roule Rastaman" is a musical gem that will take you on a warm, tropical journey even in the coldest winter.



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