MICHAEL Franti has plenty of love to share on “Stay Human Vol. II.”
“This is for everybody I love and you know who you are,” Franti speaks at the beginning of “Extraordinary.” ‘’And if you don’t know, I love you too.”
That pretty much sums up “Stay Human Vol. II.” It’s a record that’s overflowing with positivity.
In these deeply divided times, Franti gives listeners about 45 minutes of nothing but good vibes, optimism and a charge to take that feeling out into the world.
Even when he’s spreading the love, Franti never strays far from social activism — a constant over his 30-year career.
“We could be the healing, we can be the flower in the gun,” he implores on “The Flower,” a duet with Victoria Canal. A powerful music video, featuring survivors and family members of victims of recent school shootings, drives his point home. (AP)