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Issue 1097

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The Wailers & Guests: One World One Prayer (Sony Music Latin)

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UK release date 22.05.2020

The Wailers are back with a bang with their 1st single in over 25 years! Celebrating unity around the world in the shape of their vibey new release "One World, One Prayer" ft. Skip Marley, Farruko, Shaggy & Cedella Marley.

There's some marvellous interplay with Shaggy's trademark interjections, Bob Marley's grandson doing him proud and some fantastic lush, Latino loveliness in the form of Farruko. The I Threes BV's are taken care of single-handedly by the tuneful Cedella Marley as well. This is an upbeat slice of pure reggae brilliance.

It's a killer tune with a smashing chorus that sticks on the mind,
a kind of follow on from Bob's "One Love" but in a minor key.
Aston Barrett Jr, son of founding member and bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett, has taken the reigns now and this little gem is going to open the floodgates to a newer, younger generation, keen on uplifting reggae. Written and produced by Emilio Estefan. Don’t miss it, “Rhaatid, di boom drop down!”
Words Emrys Baird

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