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JAM | Jun 15, 2023

Stephen Marley premieres new single “Old Soul” and video

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Single available now on all streaming platforms 

Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley has premiered his highly anticipated new single “Old Soul” and the video for the song.

The well-crafted retrospective video reveals never-before-seen old family photos, vintage vinyl album covers and a collage of Jamaican music history and it is available on his official YouTube Channel. The award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer chronicles his growth and innocence as a young Marley kid, the second son of Reggae legend, Bob Marley and his wife.

The video reflects Marley’s rite of passage through the family legacy. The warm acoustic track takes the listener on a coming-of-age journey on the way tipping his hat  to the musical influences that “made it all possible.” Old Soul is available now on all streaming platforms and his official YouTube Channel via Tuff Gong Collective/UMe/Ghetto Youths International. 

Words of the song

“April 1972, my mom and poppa brought me through,” Stephen sings on the moving new track. “Back then, I was the favourite, so they say.” The song is released as Bob Marley’s second oldest son celebrates his 51st year.

“I’m an old soul, living in the body of a 9-year-old,” Stephen sings, sharing glimpses of his past. “Guess I’ve been here before,” he says in the song, which was co-written with Jamaican pop star, Omi.

Old Soul showcases Marley’s versatility and the message within his music remains consistent. “We come to free the people’s minds,” Marley wrote in the song.

He mentioned in the single, “Only way you can free your soul you can free your mind. My father said, ‘no chains on my feet, but I’m not free,’ and then he come to say, ‘Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.’ Anywhere the music calls us, we are going to be there to spread the message of love and unity.” 

Summer tour

Summer 2023 marks the triumphant return of Stephen’s “Babylon by Bus Summer Tour,” which includes a cavalcade of hand-picked support artists appearing at various venues across the country, including Fortunate Youth, Skip Marley, Jesse Royal, Hirie, Arise Roots and Roots of Creation. 

The tour begins in San Diego this month with multiple stops in California before heading to Colorado, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Chicago, Cape Cod, Brooklyn, NY, and more, ending in Florida in August. Tickets are on now on sale for the concert.

Today, Stephen Marley premieres the video for his highly anticipated new single “Old Soul.” The well-crafted retrospective video reveals never-before-seen old family photos, vintage vinyl album covers, and a collage of Jamaican music history, and it is available now on Stephen Marley’s Official YouTube Channel.


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