Julian Marley, Bounty Killer & Aston Barrett Jr. from The Wailers are three of the main Artists featured on the discographic project “Reggae Vaccine”. The album actually got consideration for a nomination on the 64th Edition of Grammy Awards to be attended on January 31st 2022. “Reggae vaccine” reached the No.2 on the I-tunes USA Reggae Chart and it could get nominated to win three different categories this year: Best Reggae Album, Album of The Year & Best Album Artwork Cover.
The son of Bob Marley, Julian Marley, headlines the “Reggae Vaccine” Compilation, but it is also featuring various famous Reggae artistes such as Bounty Killer, Anthony B, Gyptian, Jah Vinci, Africa’s Shatta Wale, Wayne Wonder, Ed and Jethro Sheeran, Mojo Morgan from Morgan Heritage. Sean “Contractor” Edwards” out of Jamaica is the Executive Producer of the Compilation.
Julian Marley leads the album with a love song entitled “So High”. Julian says it is great to be working with Contractor’s Music Marketing and describes the headliner song “So High” as a wicked acoustic rhythm produced by Richard Roach. He says “It’s like a love song on clouds with the guitar as the clouds and we are floating on the clouds with the melody and the lyrics.”
On his recent USA tour, the song “So High” was performed and well-received by fans. Sean “Contractor” Edwards reveals that it was certainly a strategic and logical move for Julian Marley to own the headliner for the album, as the Marley name is the biggest brand name in Reggae Music and continues to be one of the biggest known brands in the world. The executive producer says: “Music from the Marleys represents healing which is needed in these times of the pandemic, which is also being reflected in increased sales of music from the Marleys. This is the Reggae Vaccine and it is for helping to heal people in the pandemic.”
Edwards goes on to emphasise that you need a Marley to heal the people who are in emotional crisis in these times. He recalls meeting Julian Marley for the first time in London and the impact that his performance and personal interactions had on him, which blossomed into a friendship. He describes him as a multi-talented artist, not only vocally but instrumentally. He knew from then that he wanted to work with him so when the opportunity presented itself, it was an easy call, expecting already a great impact from this album.
Nominations for the 2022’s Grammys Show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, will take place on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, and will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.