A moment of silence to wish happy birthday to the late Bob Marley who’s songs still carry meaning til today! We grew up on his music, and it’s great seeing that it continues to inspire generation upon generation as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice and unity – a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020.
The Marley family, UMe and Island Records have begun to roll out their yearlong MARLEY75 plans in celebration of the legendary cultural icon 75th birthday. To mark the beginning of all the celebrations in 2020, the official music video for ‘Redemption Song’ premiered today on Bob Marley’s YouTube channel.
Check it out:
Inspired by Bob’s homeland of Jamaica (as well as insights received from his family), the artistic approach was to draw out the imaginary world of Bob Marley in a way that highly stimulates self-reflection. That’s why the opening sequence invites you into Bob’s guitar – a visual metaphor to Bob’s mind and our own, in a quest for Redemption.
The breathtaking animation features 2,747 original drawings which are created by French artists Octave Marsal & Theo De Gueltzluses. They showed powerful symbols to amplify the magnitude of the song’s timeless lyrics and importance in today’s world.
We love how the video highlights Bob’s manifestation of hope and recovery for all mankind. None but ourselves can free our mind.
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