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Bob Marley’s family re-imagining One Love for Covid-19 relief

by WENN July 11th, 2020, 9:20 am

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Bob Marley's children and grandson have got together to create a new version of his hit One Love to raise funds for Covid-19 relief.

Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip Marley, have produced a new version of the late reggae star's 1977 track, which will be released on 17 July, and will also include special guest appearances from other acts.

Speaking about the new version of the song, Cedella tells the Associated Press: "Daddy wrote this song like 40 years ago, a long, long time. It just feels like right now in the world we need to have some different type of unity happening. Not just lip service, but real action.

"I think we're going to bring this song to a generation that needs to know we do care. We do care what happens. We're going to do a nudge and push and a shove and hopefully the message will resonate."

Discussing the importance of One Love to the Marley family and his fans, eight-time Grammy winner Stephen adds: "(The) song is very special because of (its) message. It's a song of equality.

"One love meaning love for everyone, for all humanity. It doesn't matter the color, creed or social status or anything like that. It's appreciating the human family. 'One heart, let's get together and feel all right'. It's a very important statement to my family."

All proceeds from the new version of One Love will go to Reimagine, the United Nations' children's charity UNICEF's global campaign to provide coronavirus relief to children affected by the pandemic around the world. Bosses at jewelry brand Pandora will also match every dollar raised up to $1 million .