In 2004, Franti and his team traveled to the core of the red-zoned, war torn neighborhoods of Baghdad, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip with his guitar, video cameras, and the intent to experience first hand the human cost of war. Out of this journey, he created a compelling documentary ("I Know I'm Not Alone") and a searing, reflective album of original songs. YELL FIRE is his most compelling, engaged collection of songs, fired by a fury at the injustice of war, and a rediscovery of love and community that supports those doing the fighting. It embraces reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, and the anthem politics of rock artists like U2 and Springsteen. With massive grooves and soaring choruses, Franti and Spearhead have produced an album to inspire and ignite.