Board wax, hard-core SPF sunscreen, maybe some new flip-flops and the new Jack Johnson album, To The Sea, should all be on your summer shopping list. To The Sea, Jack Johnson's sixth album, features hypnotically pensive acoustic-guitar-driven beachside songs that surrender to sun, sand and solitude. To The Sea also reflects a change of tide and season in Jack Johnson's life as he embraces his role as a father of three.
To The Sea features guest spots by G. Love and Paula Fuga and was recorded at Jack Johnson's Mango Tree Studio in Hawaii and Solar Powered Plastic Plant in L.A. using 100 percent solar power. Johnson allocated 100 percent of his 2008 tour profits to establish the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, which supports environmental, art and music education. Given Jack Johnson's penchant for recycling and reducing your carbon footprint, we're confident Jack Johnson would want you to listen to his new album online. To The Sea isn't out until June 1, but you can stream the entire album for free on MTV.com's "The Leak."
Plus: Watch Jack Johnson school you in guitar technique in these exclusive MTV.com rePlay videos.