She released her reimagined rendition of Bob Marley’s iconic “Three Little Birds” as part of the Bob Marley: One Love EP, which accompanies the major motion picture that’s slated to premiere in theaters on February 14th.
The film stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as the iconic reggae musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, and:
“Celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through [Marley’s] message of love and unity.
On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music.”
In partnership with the Marley family, which had a hand in picking and approving all selections for the tracklist, the full EP will be released the day of the movie premiere on February 14th.
It will also feature covers from Daniel Caesar, Wizkid, Leon Bridges, Jessie Reyez, Bloody Civilian, and Skip Marley, grandson of Bob Marley.
Of course, “Three Little Birds” is an instantly recognizable classic from Marley’s extensive and impressive catalog, and was the fourth track on side two of Bob Marley and the Wailers 1977 Exodus album.
It was later released as a single in 1980, and has since been certified Platinum in several different countries, including 2× Platinum in the UK.
Kacey has put out several spectacular covers in the past, like her collab with Brooks & Dunn on “Neon Moon” and more recent “Can’t Help Falling In Love” for the Elvis biopic in 2022.
I had a feeling this would be no different, and while it’s a definitely a slower, more psychedelic sounding version compared to the original, I think Kacey’s vocals sound incredible and she did a perfect job with this… seriously, it sounds like it would’ve fit in perfectly on her Grammy-winning Golden Hour record.
Covering a music icon like Bob Marley is no easy task, and while the original will always be it’s own thing that no one will ever be able to create, Kacey really impressed me with this.