Skip Marley's album for this year

By Sade Gardner
Observer writer

Saturday, March 03, 2018

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Skip Marley will release his debut album this year, a year after his international introduction at the 59th Grammys alongside pop sensation Katy Perry. The two performed Chained to the Rhythm which became Perry's 17th number one Billboard Dance Club Song, and made Marley one to watch in 2017.

The son of Cedella Marley and grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley, Skip Marley is no newcomer to the music industry. The 21-year-old recorded songs like Life and Cry to Me in 2015 prior to his big break, and toured with his aunts, mother and uncles as a child. Last year, he released Lions and Calm Down which gave him further acclaim as an international act.

“I would describe my sound and style as reggae, the foundation, but it is backed with other genres and labels of music from R&B, hip hop, funk, jazz, blues, calypso, pop...it's just music,” Skip Marley told Jamaica Observer.

He said his infusion of various sounds will be evident on his album, which he is currently working on.

“I don't want to give away too many details on it yet, but it will be ready probably by the summer time. I am going to be producing it along with some other producers. So there is Supa Dups, Stephen McGregor, the MXM crew and some more people,” he said.

The singer was speaking at the recent staging of the Your View Awards, held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew. He presented the award for the Hottest Summer Song which went to Yeah Yeah by Aidonia, who was absent from the event.

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