Bob Marley‘s grandson Skip Marley has signed with Island Records and shared his debut single with the label, the revolutionary “Lions.”
The track blends the sort of reggae his grandfather was known for with modern production, as Marley proclaims, “We are the lions, we are the chosen/ We gonna shine out the dark/ We are the movement, this generation/ You better know who we are, who we are.”
With the release of “Lions” comes a lyric video conjuring images of protests around the world against police brutality, President Donald Trump, mass incarceration and more.
Katy Perry showed her support for the new song, calling Marley “the voice of our REVOLUTION.”
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 3, 2017
“Yea if ya took all my rights away/ Yea if ya tellin’ me how to pray/ Yea if ya won’t let us demonstrate/ Ya wrong/ Yea if ya thinkin’ I don’t belong/ Yea if ya hidin’ behind a gun/ Yea if ya hopin’ I’m gonna run/ Ya wrong,” Marley sings before erupting into the powerful chorus.
Watch Skip Marley’s “Lions” lyric video here: