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Common Kings Release New EP, Opening for Bruno Mars

August 14, 2018, 12:34 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 3:53 PM
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Grammy nominated band Common Kings released their highly anticipated EP release One Day off Mensch House Records on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.

New Album “Lost in Paradise.”

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 Hawai‘i dates.

Their new EP includes  features from superstars Stephen Marley, ¡Mayday! 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.

Common Kings, Courtesy photo.

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Ambition, passion, confidence and drive pour out of the EP’s title track “One Day.”

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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.”

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.

You can check out their tour dates here.

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