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Jet West is telling everyone to “Wake Up” | Top Shelf Reggae

San Diego reggae-rock band Jet West has held down the SoCal beach scene for quite some time, jamming at venues up and down the coast and earning an immense amount of loyal fans since their formation in 2009. After just one year, Jet West debuted their inaugural album, Dropping In, September of 2010; flash forward six years: the band has just unveiled a taste of their highly anticipated second LP Wake Up due out later this month. This isn't to say the band hasn't been busy! Jet West has released several singles and videos over the years and in between tours, creating more and more hype for their sophomore album. With the release right around the corner, cue the video for “Wake Up”, the album's self-titled single.

Jet West preaches that one person can make a difference

The video was filmed and produced by Kerry Brent Hower of Rack Focus Studios, and really hits home on emotionally-charged imagery relevant to the single's subject matter. The track is a melodic call-to-action, asking its listeners to “wake up, open your eyes” to the state of the world we live in. We truly manifest not only our own destiny, but moreover have the power to make an impact on others. There is senseless violence plaguing our nation, an election that has spiraled out of control, and the youth of America feels they have been left politically voiceless – silent witnesses to destruction and corruption. But, what are we to do? What can we do? It seems that the more people try to protest for peace and resolution, the more evil we see as a result… so how can one person make any difference? Well, Jet West preaches that one person can make a difference, maybe not on a national level, but locally – each and every day in little ways. YOU have the choice to be a better person, a humanitarian, an appreciative and giving soul. The video shows several examples of how to do so, as the band members take a trip to the dog pound to play with the pups, or give pizza to a homeless man in front of the restaurant as they enjoy a round of beers, or visit a cemetery to offer a smile to a saddened war vet. Be the change you want in this world, and reap the benefits of a better society as a result. If only everyone could follow Jet West's example… perhaps we would be able to coexist without hate and greed and gore and violence. Maybe, just maybe…

Wake Up is set to release later this month on all major digital outlets off Hidden Reef Records, and the Jet West boys have an August tour all lined up for the occasion! Catch the boys at a venue on the west coast or Northwest soon, or get more details on the upcoming LP on jetwestband.com.

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