Skip Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley and a reggae prodigy for a new generation debut single ‘Lions’ is an intense callto action that“shows people when we are strong and unified no evil can get us.” With lyrics that shine a light on the current political situation, ‘Lions’ is the first single from the 20-year-old Florida based singer and songwriter and weill be released on the legendary Island Records label.
Although reggae is at the root of Skip’s music, he says, “I’m coming from a new generation, blending influences and letting it come out organically in the music.” Referencing the Rolling Stones, soca, hip-hop and Dance Musicartists in one breath, Skip doesn’t like to limit himself, instead he “just let ideas drop down on me and go with the flow.” Skip confidently mixes genres, influences, and instruments while maintaining their important messaging, which aren’t wedded to a particular moment in history. They’re universal and important, bringing the love his grandfather, Bob Marley, preached to the next generation.
“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.”