Skip Marley – Higher Place | New EP
Skip Marley, whose history-making global hit “Slow Down” with Grammy Award-winning artist H.E.R. reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B chart this past spring – a first for a Jamaican-born artist – has released his anticipated debut EP, “Higher Place”, via Tuff Gong/Island Records. The 7-track project was named “Higher Place” as a call to action to Skip’s generation, fans, and listeners to inspire people to ascend to a higher place of love and level of consciousness. The project includes new ideas and experiences as well as wisdom that has been passed down the Marley lineage that Skip likes to call ‘Marley Mantras’. On the release, he states, “It is a joy and a blessing for me to share this music with the world. When we say ‘Higher Place,’ we mean good vibrations. Positivity. Conscious influence of the heart and the mind and the soul. Music with a message is the music we love.”
In addition to “Slow Down”, “Higher Place” includes “Make Me Feel” featuring fellow Miami hitmaker Rick Ross and R&B songstress Ari Lennox. The track, which is the #1 most added song at R&B Adult radio, is highlighted by Ross’s effortless flow and Lennox’s sweet and soulful melodies, as she sings “let’s make this a good life even through the bad times,” a mantra that resonates loudly today. Also included on the EP is “No Love” co-written by Sebastian Kole (Alessia Cara) and Trey Campbell (Ella Mai), which Skip worked on with legendary mentor and Miami family friend Betty Wright, who passed away earlier in May. Its gritty reggae vibe samples Wu-Tang Clan’s “Tearz”, a track from their 1993 LP, “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”. The 7-track EP also contain “That’s Not True”, a collaboration with Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley (Skip’s uncle) and the opening title track, “Higher Place” which features music legend and Skip’s grandfather, Bob Marley.