Song appears on Bob Marley: One Love (Music Inspired by the Film)
Marking the third single release in advance of Bob Marley: One Love (Music Inspired by the Film), Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling R&B singer, and songwriter Leon Bridges shares his cover of the iconic Marley standard, “Redemption Song,” available at all platforms.
In conjunction with the opening of the highly anticipated new film Bob Marley: One Love, the forthcoming seven-track EP Bob Marley: One Love (Music Inspired by the Film) will be released on February 14th via Tuff Gong/Island Records. Comprised of seven essential compositions from the Jamaican reggae icon, the EP features contemporary covers including Kacey Musgraves’ acoustic rendition of “Three Little Birds” (released in January), and more from Wizkid, Leon Bridges, Jessie Reyez, Bloody Civilian, and Skip Marley, grandson of Bob Marley.
“‘Redemption Song’ is one of my favorite Bob Marley songs,” says Bridges, “and I was so honored to do a rendition of it. For me it was important to keep the spirit of the original song while putting my own spin on it. Bob Marley revolutionized reggae music and music in general and was able to make music that spoke truth in a simple and soulful way. His music transcended race and language which is something we all strive to accomplish as artists.”
The Marley family had a hand in choosing and approving all selections for the EP. This underscores the strong, enduring six-decade relationship with Island Records, the Marley family, and Jamaica, elements which are reflected in the movie as well.
From Paramount Pictures, Bob Marley: One Love celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, Bob Marley: One Love is in theatres February 14th. The film has been rated PG-13 for marijuana use and smoking throughout.