Ziggy Marley's Animated 'Butterflies' Video Takes Flight: Exclusive Premiere

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Gregory Bojorquez
Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley is premiering the symbolic and animated music video for his single “Butterflies” exclusively on Billboard. The video, produced by Tuff Gong Worldwide, is a collaboration between MarcPaperScissor Studios and C3 Motion Graphics that brings Marley’s track to life.

The video takes us on a journey -- relying heavily on the creative imagery through the simplicity of animation. In each scene, it reveals real-life issues the world is dealing with, such as corruption, politics and war. However, these problems then transform into visions of butterflies -- a subtle metaphor Marley is trying to create that the world can change.   

"Like caterpillars evolve into butterflies, this song is about the knowledge that we too can evolve into our true form, one that changes the tone of our world because right now we are still in the caterpillar stage... and we need to be butterflies,” Marley explains. 

 “Only love will win the war/ We can be butterflies,” Marley sings in the chorus.

The video ends with swarms of butterflies piecing together an image of a globe as it keeps revolving.  

Watch the video "Butterflies" below:

In addition, Marley released, "Live at KCRW", including "Butterflies" and the production, "Exodus 40, The Movement Continues" -- a companion piece to his father's (Bob Marley) iconic album that celebrates its’ 40th anniversary.

Ziggy Marley’s Summer Tour Dates

Apr 22 Miami, FL - KayaFest (Marley Brothers on stage together)
May 5  West Palm Beach, FL - Sun Fest
May 7  Memphis, TN - Beale Street Music Festival 
June 12 San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s 
June 16 Coachella, CA - Spotlight Casino 
June 17 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay 
June 18 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl 
June 20 Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery 
June 22 Seattle, WA - Woodland Park 
June 23 Portland, OR - Edgefield Amp.
June 25 Victoria, BC - Victoria Jazz Festival 
June 26 Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Jazz Festival 
June 28 Saskatoon, SK - Saskatoon Jazz Festival 
June 30 Minneapolis, MN - MN Zoo
July 1 Bayfield, WI - Big Top
July 2 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest 
July 3 Cleveland, OH - Hard Rock
July 5 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino 
July 7 Portland, ME - Aura 
July 8 Westhampton Beach, NY - Performing Arts Center
July 9 Marshfield, MA - Levitate Festival
July 11 Nantucket, MA - Chicken Box 
July 12 Nantucket, MA - Chicken Box 
July 13 Stamford, CT - Alive at 5 
July 15 Fredricksberg, VA - Celebrate Virginia 
Aug 12 Winchester, UK - Boomtown Festival
Aug 13 Newquay, UK - Boardmasters Festival

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