The Drop – Dunna Runna ft Lee “Scratch” Perry

0 Posted by - 14th September 2018 - Listen / Watch, Top Picks by 3DJ

Dunna Runna is the lead single from The Drop’s debut album Last Stand – out today, 14th September 2018 on their own label Shoal Records.

The track shows The Drop at their most quirky and original. The lyrics follow the story of someone being chased out of town, but who, in spite of this, is running towards the hope of a better life ‘out on the east coast’. The song is light hearted but there’s an underlying reference to the discrimination and violence man can show to their fellow man. Lee “Scratch” Perry’s vocal contribution perfectly matches and completes the outlandish and defiant character of the song. You could almost imagine this as the aftermath of the infamous burning of his Black Ark Studio – his rebellious spirit on the run.

The Drop took some time out after a frantic first few years of gigging to perfect ‘Last Stand’. The album was recorded at the prestigious KONK Studios in London, founded and owned by Ray Davies of The Kinks.

Described as ‘UK Reggae at its best’, The Drop’s contemporary take on Jamaican Roots music has been accepted and acclaimed across the board. National radio support from David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), Gilles Peterson (World Wide FM), Becca Duddley (Beats 1), Huw Stevens (BBC 6 Music), and online support from Clash, Bandcamp, Irie Mag, Reggaeville, United Reggae and UK Bass Music to name a few.

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