De-Stress

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  • A play on the word "distress," this song finds the California reggae group "Too blessed to be stressed." In our interview with lead singer Eric Rachmany, he explained: "I grew up in times of stress just like anybody else, and I was making this music to the song and I was like, There's no reason to stress. You know what I mean? I have this feeling behind me. And I hope people get that same feeling when they listen to the song."
  • This song expresses the group's maxim of having fun with what they do and appreciating their good fortune. It was issued as the lead single from their fourth album Count Me In, and by that point Rebelution had become road warriors, playing festivals around the world. This touring schedule, along with the other pressures that come with being in a band, can be frustrating, but this song helps them keep things in perspective.
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