Michael Franti & Spearhead have signed to EMI/Capitol Records. The group, which is riding a wave of success thanks to its latest CD All Rebel Rockers and its platinum digital smash “Say Hey (I Love You),” is also working on a new studio album. The Sound of Sunshine album will be available later this summer.
“The spirit and support that we’ve been receiving on the road has been incredible,” Franti said in a statement. “Even though we’ve been making music for a long time and many of our fans have been with us for years, the success of All Rebel Rockers and ‘Say Hey (I Love You)’ has allowed even more people to hear the music. Our new fans have become a part of the family and I’m happy to have this new family extend to everyone at EMI.”
Franti & Spearhead will kick off a headlining tour at Miami’s The Fillmore on May 14.