Terrace Martin knows how to craft that California sound in new and exciting ways. The Grammy-winning musician is back with his new jazz supergroup The Pollyseeds and a new project called The Sounds of Crenshaw, Vol. 1.

Building on the sunshiny Cali vibes of his Grammy-nominated album, Velvet Portraits, the new project features singer Rose Gold, Chachi (also known as Problem) and big-name musicians and friends Kamasi Washington and Robert Glasper. The set’s first single is the romantic ballad “Intentions,” where Chachi delivers smooth pick-up lines to a prospective female lover.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Martin describes Pollyseed as a unified group of musicians who are calling for peace and unity.

"I was trying to think of something that would bring all of us together, but still keep it hood," he explained. "We are all together, We are all one one body – like Voltron. That's the whole concept of the Pollyseeds right there. It's like love, sisterhood, brotherhood, togetherness – like we don't discriminate on anything."

"If you know how to love, you a Pollyseed," he added. "Like, you probably a Pollyseed! Everybody can be a Pollyseed. This album is not ours. It's [for] everybody pushing the peace line, that's pushing love."

We are not mad at that.

The Pollyseeds albs, The Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1, will hit digital outlets on July 14. You can pre-order the album now via iTunes.

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