Terrace Martin and Supergroup The Pollyseeds Release New Single ‘Up & Away’ [Listen]
Grammy nominated producer Terrace Martin recently formed a jazz collective of fellow artists that includes Robert Glasper, Rose Gold, and Kamasi Washington. They call themselves The Pollyseeds, and their first single "Intentions" features Chachi, also known as L.A. rapper Problem.
Now, the supergroup is back with their second single, "Up & Away" featuring Rose Gold, Marlon Williams, and Trevor Lawrence. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Martin talks about the formation of the new group.
"I started the idea of a band like 10, 12 years ago. But by me playing in so many different bands, in New York and L.A., and just touring, I never had a chance to refocus on my own sound, as far as a band is concerned, until I stopped going on tour with everybody. I said, 'I'm gonna stay home, and get a core of guys – being producers as well as musicians – and start a sound.'"
Martin has worked as a producer on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, and on his latest album Damn. He has also worked with YG and Herbie Hancock. The Pollyseeds's debut album, The Sound Of Crenshaw Vol. 1, pays tribute to the Crenshaw neighborhood and will be released July 14.
Listen to "Up & Away" below.