Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ is shared today, as The Marley family, UMe and Island Records continue to roll out their MARLEY75 commemorative plans in celebration of the legendary cultural icon’s 75th birthday.
Throughout history, no artist has dominated the world of music quite like Marley. A musical, political and spiritual icon of mythical proportions, both poet and prophet, October 2020 will see the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley‘s ‘Redemption Song’.
In honour of Black History Month, now underway, and as part of the MARLEY75 celebrations in 2020, the official music video for ‘Redemption Song’ is shared on Bob Marley‘s YouTube channel.
Listen to ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
Created by French artists Octave Marsal & Theo De Gueltzl, the breathtaking animation, featuring 2,747 original drawings, uses powerful symbols to amplify
the magnitude of the song’s timeless lyrics and importance in today’s world. The video highlights Bob’s contribution to the empowerment of black civilization, as well as his manifestation of hope and recovery for all mankind.
Inspired by Bob’s homeland of Jamaica, as well as insights received from his family, the artistic approach was to illustrate the imaginary world of Bob Marley in a way that highly stimulates self-reflection.
“From the history of Slavery and Jamaica, Rastafarian culture, legacy of prophets (Haile Selassie the 1st, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X), as well as Bob’s personal life, we take the audience on a journey through allegories and representations.” Marsal and De Gueltzl reveal.
The opening sequence invites the viewer into Bob’s guitar, a visual metaphor to Bob’s mind, and our own, in a quest for Redemption. Also, drawing from Rastafarian philosophy, another vital element of the video’s narrative is about valuing nature, our Earth and the Mother Land.