|SKIP MARLEY RELEASES “CHANGE (THE TONY KELLY REMIX)” FT. BEENIE MAN|
[TUFF GONG/ISLAND RECORDS]
SHARES NEW VISUALS IN ASSOCIATION WITH INTERNATIONAL ANTI-POACHING FOUNDATION AND WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
POSTPONES REMAINING NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING CHANGE TOUR DATES AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID
LISTEN | WATCH
“CHANGE (THE TONY KELLY REMIX)” FT. BEENIE MAN
For immediate release:
October 11, 2022
With his North American headlining CHANGE TOUR in full swing, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter and musician Skip Marley announced on Sunday via social media that the remaining dates will be postponed:
“I was feeling under the weather yesterday, and unfortunately I tested positive for Covid. To keep my tour family and fans safe, I am very sorry to say I need to postpone the rest of the Change Tour. I’ll announce new dates as soon as I can. One Love. Rastafari Lives.”
The announcement arrived on the same weekend that Marley released a new rendition of his single “Change,” this time featuring the legendary “King Of The Dancehall” vocalist Beenie Man, and remixed by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Tony Kelly (Sean Paul, Patra, Shabba Ranks), who got his start in the music business as a young engineer working at Skip’s grandfather Bob Marley’s famed Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.
LISTEN “CHANGE (THE TONY KELLY REMIX)” FT. BEENIE MAN
“Tony Kelly delivered those classic reggae vibes that take the song in a new direction,” offered Skip about the new remix. “Big up Beenie Man for amplifying the message,” said Skip of the GRAMMY® Award-winning deejay’s new vocal contribution, which begins with the timely sentiment, “it’s all about love and what the world needs.”
The remix is accompanied by a series of powerful new animated visuals created by Shaun Escayg, an American game designer at Crystal Dynamics. The three short clips depict the young Marley as something of a superhero soldier in Jah army, swooping in from a higher place on a winged lion to exude positive vibrations and heal our earthly ills. The environmentally-minded videos were shared across Skip’s social media in association with two kindred organizations: International Anti-Poaching Foundation and World Wildlife Fund.
WATCH “CHANGE (THE TONY KELLY REMIX)” FT. BEENIE MAN – ANIMATED CLIPS
Discussing the concept of the visuals, Skip explained, “my song ‘Change’ is about letting what matters most to us motivate us to do better. Protecting our planet’s wildlife and natural resources matters, so we asked Shaun Escayg to create animated videos that illustrate these issues and inspire positive action. Unlike most of the earth’s creatures, mankind is blessed with a voice to speak up for what we want and what we need. I hope listening to ‘Change’ and seeing these videos motivates you to use your voice to positively impact your personal space and the world we all live in.“
Earlier this year, Skip Marley released the single titled “Jane” featuring Nigerian-based Afropop sensation Ayra Starr.
LISTEN “JANE (FT. AYRA STARR)”
An irresistible end-of-summer jam, “Jane” was produced by Rykeyz (who also produced Skip’s #1 single “Slow Down” with H.E.R., as well as hit songs by Jessie Reyez, Ari Lennox, Demi Lovato, and Rick Ross, among others). Recorded in Miami, the single comes with an official music video directed by Mid Jordan, featuring both Marley and Starr.
WATCH “JANE (FT. AYRA STARR)”
“Jane” Ft. Ayra Starr follows his last single, “Change” released earlier this year via Tuff Gong/Island Records. Produced and co-written by Oscar Holter (The Weeknd, Coldplay, Katy Perry, P!nk,) the feel-good, reggae tinged track brought all of the positive vibes at a time where the world needs it most and signified a new chapter for Skip Marley who is currently working on his debut album.
Skip Marley earned his first RIAA Gold certified single for the #1 global smash “Slow Down” with GRAMMY® Award-winning artist H.E.R. With over 200 million global streams, the song became the quickest and biggest-streaming song in Marley family history, and elevated Skip to over 440 million total global artist streams. It was the first time a Jamaican-born artist reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B chart. At the same time, Skip became the first Jamaican-born artist inside the Top 15 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in nearly a decade and a half (since Sean Paul and Keyshia Cole in 2006 with “When You Gonna Give It Up to Me”). The track spent 3 weeks at #1 at R&B Radio. Skip was nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best R&B song and Best Reggae Album) and two Soul Train Music Awards, an NAACP Image award, and Best New Artist at the iHeart Music Awards.
“CHANGE (THE TONY KELLY REMIX)” FT. BEENIE MAN is out everywhere now.