‘Native Soul’ is a reggae-inspired, dub, electronic project combining Californian bassist, Alison Wunderland & New Zealand singer, songwriter, producer, Carla Werner. The pair met in Los Angeles in 2015 and played their first show together at reputed ‘Reggae on the Mountain’ festival, going on to play many shows and supports in Southern California with the likes of reggae heavyweights Piracy Conspiracy, Easy Star All-Stars, Toots & the Maytels, Alborosie, Soul Syndicate (Fully Fullwood, Santa Davis, Tony Chin) and Sly & Robbie. More recently, the pair toured New Zealand in January 2020, previewing and promoting songs from the forthcoming debut album with local hero’s ‘Knights of the Dub Table’ and ‘Regan Perry’. Carla is in final production mode of the album, completing the album under quarantine in New Zealand and currently working remotely with various musicians and producer/artist, Paddy Free of Pitch Black (Salmonella Dub – Dub Plates Producer) on a remix of their first single ‘One To Ten’ [released August 22, 2019]. Recently the band underwent a name change from 'N8VSOUL' to non-abbreviated to 'Native Soul' in respect and honor of indigenous cultures. The album is written and produced by Werner, mixed by Chris Townend in Tasmania, Australia. Release Date Pending. Stay tuned. [May 28, 2020]
'ONE TO TEN' REVIEW by UNKNOWN YOUTUBE MEMBER: "This mesmerizing conscious reggae music is not intended to be flamboyant. Yet, its enchanted rhythm shakes you to the core and subliminally requests you to pause your life to respond to its lead. While immersing into this music, you witness yourself surrendering to the inviting righteousness of the lyrics and the potent engagement of the bass. Native Soul sound leads you to an organic rally of honesty. It wraps your heart and your soul in a blanket of unpolluted consciousness and altruist activism. Yes, this is a truly activist music shining the ideology that the late Peter Tosh intended to manifest. Native Soul dynamic endeavor will move you from awareness to activism, from dancing to marching. It reveals its ambassadorship to Rasta roots and Universal truth. It reflects the refined mixture of Niyabinghi chants and the sophistication of Stick Figure. It captures absent elements in those two breathtaking musical pipelines. This music exposes you to the roots of the reggae message and the trails of struggles of beautiful souls while rocking your inquisitive psyche. Native Soul compels you to look at yourself in the mirror and sensitize you to people struggling life journey. This musical path is a blanket to healing souls. It deserves to find his audience worldwide. I hope that the significance of this music will reveal itself to the world... with all its new reckonings and pandemic tribulations. This music has the ingredient to become a poignant force in the direction or the re-direction of roots reggae. Congratulations, Carla Werner and Alison Wünderland, for creating this musical balm to bless our current confined and quarantined existence. I respect what you do. Glory to the most high to have led your path to this beautiful inspiring music."