Sola Rosa is one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary and enduring acts. With seven full-length albums, four EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon. And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change and innovation, one thing has remained the same – Spraggon’s steadfast commitment to making great albums that seamlessly blend a myriad of genres, from hip-hop and jazz, to neo-soul, latin and funk. Now, the Auckland-based music-maker is poised to unveil the next steps in the Sola Rosa journey. It begins with the stonking beat-heavy track, ‘So Fly’ featuring British singer Kevin Mark Trail, who rose to prominence in the early 2000s working with The Streets. The song, which Spraggon describes as having a “kind of future classic feel”, sits perfectly alongside the vibrant and eclectic vibe that fans have come to know and love. And yet, it pushes further into new musical territory – the perfect scene setter for the next evolution in the life cycle of the highly respected Sola Rosa.igh and Beyond’. Sola Rosa have toured in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia extensively. Their music has been supported on stations such as KCRW (L.A.) and Funkhaus Europa. You’ll hear their music on TV shows such as Mob Wives, Gossip Girl and Sola Rosa’s sixth album Magnetics sees the band introduce a glorious assortment of fresh new vocalists from all over the globe: Kevin Mark Trail (UK), Sharlene Hector (UK), Jordan Rakei (AUS), Georgia Anne Muldrow (US), Tawiah (UK), Noah Slee (AUS) and Oliver Daysoul (UK). Expect a tour both locally and internationally on release.