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SONS OF ZION SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘LOVE ON THE RUN’

New Zealand’s favourite sons of Roots/Reggae, Sons of Zion share a summer-infused track to warm the winter days. ‘Love On The Run’ is out today via Sony Music Entertainment New Zealand.

‘Love On The Run’ is the first time vocalist Jackson Owens has taken lead vocal duties, with added support from horn section in demand Christian Mausia and Thabani Gapara.

From their humble Kiwi beginnings, to playing shows across the globe and dominating charts, Sons of Zion have amassed over 100 million streams on Spotify, more than 40 million views on YouTube and 100,000-plus followers on social media. 

In 2018, Sons of Zion secured themselves as an industry mainstay with hit single ‘Drift Away’ which is now certified 2 x platinum in New Zealand and was the #1 most played song on New Zealand radio for 11 weeks running, achieving the #1 NZ Top 20 single, over 18 million streams and over 1.5 million video views. ‘Drift Away’ was featured on their 2018 album Vantage Point, alongside a slew of their other hits including ‘Leave with Me,’ ‘Now’ and ‘Is That Enough (Ft. Aaradhna).’

Their accolades include a NZ Music Award for ‘Best Roots Artist’ in 2018, NZ on Air Best Music Video Award for Superman and nominations for ‘Best Māori Urban Roots Album’, ‘Best Song by a Maori Artist’ and ‘Best Song Writer’ at the Waiata Maori Music Awards.

2020 saw Sons of Zion reprise with another airplay hit ‘Crazy’ which went to #1 on the NZ Top 20, seeing widespread support for the band across New Zealand’s airwaves.

For members Riapo, Sam, Joel, Matt and Jackson, it’s a track record that has established them as one the southern hemisphere’s most loved, well-respected bands and radio staples.