Jenny Wilson covers Bob Marley for the first single off her upcoming album, Blazing, due out this month. I’m into it – sounds to me like 60s mod giving way a bit to flower children, maybe because it’s crisp but has that free flute part. I’m amazed that I like this track as much as I do; given my distaste for reggae and Wilson’s proclaimed admiration for Marley, I’d expect her cover to stay more true to the original and for me to nix it automatically. Anyway, never mind me, it’s good.
She performs the song live with a choir, which gives this video live action visuals, but I still prefer the lush studio version of the song: