Jamaican born and Miami raised Skip Marley has done it again! In a follow up to his inspirational single “Lion”, Skip Marley has released his seventh single, “That’s Not True”. The uniquely talented grandson of Bob Marley and son of Cedella Marley carries on his grandfather’s message of loving one another and people living together in peace and unity. With music being in his blood, Skip taught himself to play drums, guitar, piano and bass. He spent his early years touring with his mom, aunts and uncles, notably Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers. After becoming the first Marley to break the Top 10 charts by singing a verse on Katy Perry’s hit single “Chained to the Rhythm”, Skip continues to make music his way — fearlessly.
Much like his grandfather, Skip is not afraid of addressing the state of our world…
Uncle Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley assisted Skip, Cydel Young and William Larsen in penning the deep lyrics to his latest single, “That’s Not True.” Much like his grandfather, Skip is not afraid of addressing the state of our world, with lyrics like “better you build a bridge then instead of you build a wall”. Carried by the familiar Marley rasp, Skip further reminds us “better to love and lost than to never have loved at all”. The song further carries his personal message of peace and unity, and how the present is always better than our past. Deep, resounding and profound lyrics for the younger Marley on this one. Uncle “Jr. Gong” is back again to lend his smooth rap-reggae vocals to the track, blending perfectly with Skip's individual style that combines genres. The final product creates a reggae fusion sound. The songs blend of styles and catchy chorus makes you want to dance and groove along, something probably spectacular live!
While touring with his family and playing instruments growing up, Skip never sang in public until he was 14 years old and Uncle Stephen pushed him out onstage to sing his grandfather’s song, “One Love”. Since then, he has toured with uncles Damian and Stephen on their Catch A Fire Tour and has been a repeat performer at Kaya Fest, last year in San Bernardino and this year back in Miami. With solid performances, Skip leaves the crowds beyond impressed and wanting more. He also performed with Katy Perry at the GRAMMY’s, bringing more attention to the talented young Marley.
The single can be found on all digital outlets, including the links below. As Skip continues to make music with a message, be on the lookout for his upcoming collaboration with Major Lazer to be released soon. Be sure to keep up with this highly talented, young prodigy and voice of the next generation! Skip and his cousins are always in the studio jamming together, much like their parents. So, you don’t want to miss out on what’s coming next!