Skip Marley: Lions

image014“I’m coming from a new genera­tion, blending influences and letting it come out organically in the music” proclaims Skip Marley. This third single – and debut release on Island Records – from the 20-year old maternal grandson of Bob is a powerful evocation of both dignity and resistance in the midst of troubled times. Skip Marley, born in Jamaica and growing up in Florida, speaks confidently with the message of this song. Showing that “when we are strong and unified no evil can get us” this is a timely response to the turbulence of the current political situation and it’ll strike a chord with many audiences. This is strong contemporary reggae music, although Skip doesn’t confine his music to that genre, citing influences from rock, hip-hop and dance music. “I want to spread my music to the people and help them unify,” he says. “I want people to take away a message of love, of looking at the way you are living and thinking where we can work to be our best. Whatever they’re feeling, I want them to be able to turn up my music and think, relax, and get good vibes.”

Skip Marley: ‘Lions’ released on Island Records, February 2017

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