Music: All People by Michael Franti and Spearhead

All People album coverSongs of longing, songs for the socially active mind, songs of joy – Michael Franti and Spearhead bring them all on their latest album, All People. Franti began his music career as an angry punk, but through the years, the anger has turned to even deeper attention to lyrical detail, giving hope against – rather than only railing at – the wrongs of the world. Is it reggae? Is it rap? Is it pop? Whatever it is, All People’s celebratory, optimistic songs want to make you smile. Most people know Michael Franti and Spearhead through their last album’s smash hit “Say Hey (I Love You)”, but there is much, much more to explore in this upbeat, empowering band.