NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning kids and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one in every of his greatest hits to help kids affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip Marley, have joined forces to provide a brand new model of “One Love,” which might be launched July 17 and also will embrace particular visitor appearances from different musicians. A music video will even be launched that day.
“Daddy wrote this tune like 40 years in the past, a protracted, very long time. It simply appears like proper now on the earth we have to have some totally different sort of unity taking place. Not simply lip service, however actual motion,” Cedella Marley, 52, stated in an interview with The Related Press this week. “I feel we’re going to carry this tune to a technology that should know we do care. We do care what occurs. We’re going to do a nudge and push and a shove and hopefully the message will resonate.”
Bob Marley & The Wailers launched “One Love” in 1977. Bob Marley died of most cancers in 1981 at age 36.
All proceeds from the brand new model of “One Love,” launched by Tuff Gong Worldwide and Amplified Music, will help Reimagine, UNICEF’s international marketing campaign for coronavirus reduction efforts centered on serving to and aiding kids all over the world.
“(The) tune may be very particular due to (its) message. It’s a tune of equality. One love which means love for everybody, for all humanity. It doesn’t matter the colour, creed or social standing or something like that. It’s appreciating the human household. ‘One coronary heart, let’s get collectively and really feel all proper,’” eight-time Grammy winner Stephen Marley stated. “It’s a vital assertion to my household.”
Jewellery model Pandora says it can match each greenback raised from “One Love,” giving as much as $1 million.
Cedella Marley stated they recorded the tune at her home in Miami and so they acquired Rita Marley’s blessing. “My mother, she got here in and she or he listened, and she or he gave us a thumbs up and that seal of approval is priceless.”
“The primary time I used to be ever in a studio recording, we had been recording ‘One Love.’ Truly, you bear in mind, mother?” he stated, trying to Cedella Marley.
“Yeah, it’s in my e book,” the three-time Grammy winner stated, referring to her kids’s e book known as “One Love.”
“I keep in mind that was my first time I used to be capable of sing on the mic,” Skip Marley added. “It’s simply bringing me again. It’s only a mommy-son factor.”
Skip Marley just lately made historical past by changing into the primary Jamaican artist to prime Billboard’s grownup R&B songs chart. He achieved the feat with the tune “Sluggish Down,” that includes R&B famous person H.E.R., and he’ll launch an album in August.
“He put within the exhausting work,” Cedella Marley stated. “He’s very disciplined. He loves what he does. His voice now can attain a unique technology than my voice. I feel we’ve to make use of the vessels which can be in entrance of us, generally, to get our message throughout.”
“Nonetheless working. Nonetheless placing within the exhausting work,” Skip Marley added. “We no cease working.”
Cedella Marley stated she’s blissful to see her son hold the household identify energetic, and it’s essential to her to maintain her father’s legacy alive.
“It’s one thing that I really get pleasure from. I’ve been doing it since I used to be like 13. It’s one thing that I’ve grown to like. I’m going into every day pondering, ‘How can Daddy’s voice result in one thing? How can I make him extra related at present than he was yesterday?’” she stated. “I at all times provide you with some actually cool concepts.”
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