Bob Marley’s legacy continues to flourish after grandson Skip Marley, the newest rising star of the family, announced the release of his new single to encouraging reviews from popular music publications.
Skip Marley, son of Cedella Marley, released a new single titled “Slow Down” with two-time 2019 Grammy Award-winning artist H.E.R. via Tuff Gong / Island Records on Friday Nov. 8.
The laid-back song, “Slow Down,” captures the tale of a budding relationship and has been described as having a modern R&B twist to a classic reggae-style one-drop rhythm with a thumping bass.
“I want to see you tomorrow. Not just the thrill of today. Don’t let our love just be borrowed. No this is the choice that we take” sang Marley, as the song resonates a sultry yet soothing flirtatious energy between the two singers.
“This kind of love don’t come around like this. I’m not one to play around like this, it’s so real. And I love how it feels,” sings H.E.R., considered one of modern R&B’s most fascinating new talents.
The chemistry between Skip and H.E.R. was on full display in a live premier performance at H.E.R and Lauryn Hill’s historic Hollywood Bowl concert last month.
Skip, the Jamaican born who was raised in Miami, Florida, is releasing his new single as a precursor to his much-anticipated forthcoming project.
“Bob Marley’s grandson living up to his lineage while finding new ways to push the boundaries of the genre….” writes Rolling Stone.
FADER magazine refers to “Slow Down” as “a proper introduction into a new Marley generation” while according to VIBE “The younger Marley has steadily generated heat for himself.”
Earlier this year, Skip issued “That’s Not True,” a collaboration featuring Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and the two performed the track at Kaya Fest in Miami, where the video was shot.
Skip’s follow up, “Can’t Take it From Me” featuring Major Lazer, was first performed live onstage at New York’s Governors Ball festival this summer.
Last year, he released “Enemy,” and last month “Call Me Human,” a track with French Montana.
Skip Marley, who taught himself to play piano, drums, guitar and bass, released his first single, “Cry To Me” in 2015 and a second single called “Life” under the Tuff Gong Label before signing with Island Records in 2017.
“I want to spread my music to the people and help them unify,” said Skip, who calls reggae greats Ziggy, Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley and Stephen Marley, uncles.
“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 better and feel better. Whatever they’re feeling, I want them to be able to turn up my music and think, relax, and get good vibes.”