Skip Marley links Ayra Starr for ‘Jane’
Skip Marley has teamed up with Nigeria-based, Afropop sensation, Ayra Starr, for an end-of-summer jam, titled Jane, which was produced by Rykeyz, who also produced Skip’s #1 single Slow Down, a collab with with HER. Recorded in Miami, the single comes with an official music video directed by Mid Jordan, featuring both Marley and Starr.
Speaking on his latest single, the two-time Grammy nominated songwriter and musician stated, “ Jane is really about finding that thing in your life to keep you balanced and free from stress. It was a good common ground for Ayra and I to instantly connect and set the vibe.”
Skip Marley is currently on his North American festival tour which includes his recent headlining slot at Beacon Park in Detroit, MI, as well as SummerStage in Central Park, NYC on September 26. On September 21, the young Marley will commence his headlining Change tour, starting in Toronto, Canada.
Jane follows his last single, Change, released earlier this year. Produced and co-written by Oscar Holter (The Weeknd, Coldplay, Katy Perry, P!nk, the feel-good, reggae-tinged track brought all of the positive vibes at a time where the world needs it most and signified a new chapter for Skip Marley who is currently working on his debut album.
Skip Marley earned his first RIAA Gold certified single for Slow Down. With over 200 million global streams, the song became the quickest and biggest-streaming song in Marley family history, and elevated Skip to over 440 million total global artiste streams. It was the first time a Jamaican-born artiste reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B chart. At the same time, Skip became the first Jamaica-born artiste inside the Top 15 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in nearly a decade and a half (since Sean Paul and Keyshia Cole in 2006 with When You Gonna Give It Up to Me). The track spent three weeks at #1 at R&B Radio.
Skip was nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best R&B song and Best Reggae Album) and two Soul Train Music Awards, an NAACP Image award, and Best New Artiste at the iHeart Music Awards.
Skip Marley Minto is the son of Cedella Marley and David Minto, and grandson of Bob Marley.