As the saying goes, “only fools rush in.” Singer-songwriter Skip Marley has taken this sentiment and set it to an infectious groove we can’t get enough of on his latest single “Slow Down.” He partners with reigning soul songstress H.E.R. to tell a tale of the patience required with a budding romance. Over a smoldering track reminiscent of warm weather, the two take turns declaring their devotion and desire to be intentional as they answer love’s call.
The chemistry between the two of them is obvious on both the record and the single’s artwork. Though we don’t like to fuel the inevitable rumor mill, this couple of creatives is truly a winning pair, as indicated by their recent performance at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Lauryn Hill. Not only did they get a chance to perform their duet live for the first time, but they also performed a cover the Ms. Hill’s 1999 remix of the Bob Marley classic “Turn Your Lights Down Low.” Of their collaboration, Skip says, “When I made the song, I was looking and wondering who could be a feature and then I thought of H.E.R. because I love her vibe and her energy really. I’m just grateful that she jumped on the track with me, it means a lot.”
Pump your breaks and give Skip Marley and H.E.R.’s “Slow Down” a spin, and be sure to add the track to your cuddle buddy playlist from your favorite digital platform. In addition to dropping the accompanying lyric video, Skip has also challenged his followers to create an original piece of artwork using any medium inspired by the track and to post it on social media using the #SlowDownArtContest hashtag by Monday, December 23rd. The winner will receive a personal video shout-out and a prize pack of his merchandise.