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Julian Marley releases The Tide Is HighSingle And Video

Julian Marley Releases “The Tide Is High” Single And Video

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Today, two-time Grammy-nominated artist Julian Marley announces his upcoming EP, 1692 (out September via Monom Records), and shares the first single, an electronic take on the 1967 rocksteady single “The Tide Is High.” Originally written by John Holt and performed with his legendary vocal group The Paragons, Marley’s new interpretation brings the beloved classic back to its Jamaican roots, over a bouncy dancehall beat supplied by producer and Monom Records chief Alexx Anteaus (Earth, Wind & Fire, Rolling Stones, Jah Vinci, Yaksta) 

Julian Marley releases The Tide Is HighSingle And Video

Speaking on the cover, Julian recalls: “I did ‘The Tide is High’ because I’m a fan of John Holt…because he’s one of my teachers. The song is a nice song…You know, it always gives me an uplifting feeling. We love to pay respect to our teachers and our elders. So, you know, this one is for uncle John, ya man – much blessings.”  

The official music video, directed by Damanic Green, arrives alongside the single to instantly transport listeners to an island dance vibe. The accompanying visuals highlight Julian’s roots reggae tones and flawless vocals against the backdrop of Jamaica’s historic Devon House, a heritage site built in 1881 by the first Jamaican black millionaire George Stiebel. 


“The Tide Is High” has been reimagined by several notable artists throughout the years. Blondie’s 1980 pop version went on to top international charts in the US, UK, Canada, and New Zealand. Additional versions have been cut by Kardinal Offishall & Keri Hilson, Atomic Kitten, and Gregory Isaacs.

British-born Julian “JuJu” Marley is the son of Jamaican musical icon Bob Marley and Barbadian mom Lucy Pounder. Julian is a roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and humanitarian. The 1692 EP and “The Tide Is High” single follow Julian’s 2019 Grammy-nominated album, As I Am, which scored millions of streams worldwide, and features collaborations with Jamaican superstars like Shaggy, Beenie Man, Spragga Benz, and Addis Pablo. Julian Marley is currently touring in the U.S. until June 18th and then onwards to Europe for the summer festival season. 

For tickets, please visit www.julianmarley.com/ 

2022 Live Dates

May 27: Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre – Tucson, AZ

May 28: Mandalay Bay Beach – Las Vegas, NV

May 29: BottleRock – Napa, CA

June 4: Everland Presents: The Concert for Climate – Stockholm, Sweden

June 11: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater – Vail, CO (The Wailers featuring…)

June 18: Spark In The Park – Hazel Park, MI

July 2: Summerjam Festival – Cologne, Germany

July 4: Antibes, France

July 5: Marseille, France

July 6: Montpellier, France

July 9: Reggae Festival – Ostroda, Poland

July 13: Bataclan – Paris, France

July 15: Les Wattsfestival – Plains, Switzerland

July 19: Parc Du Vissoir – Trélazé, France

July 22: Circolo Magnolia (Estivo) – Segrate, Italy

July 23: Bababoom Festival – Fermo, Italy

July 24: Beach Party – Cerveteri, Italy

July 26: Jazz Cafe – Manchester, UK

July 28: Jazz Cafe – London, UK

July 29: Roots Rock Reggae Gibraltar Reggae Festival – Gibraltar

July 30: Reggaeland UK – Milton Keynes, UK

Aug 5: Festival – Bretagne, France

Aug 6: One Love Festival – Wiesen, Austria

Aug 11: Lucerna Bar – Prague, Czech Republic

Aug 12: One Love Reggae Festival – West Sussex, UK

Aug 12: Fort De St Pere – Saint Pére, France

Aug 13: Nologo Festival – Saint-Malo, France

Aug 14: Nis Jazz Festival – Nis, Serbia

Aug 16: Rototom Sunsplash – Benicássim, Spain

Aug 17: Rototom Sunsplash – Benicássim, Spain

Aug 20: Maré de Agosto Festival – Santa Maria, Portugal

Aug 22: Parksnäckan – Uppsala, Sweden

Aug 23: Berns STHLM – Stockholm, Sweden

Aug 24: Nöjesfabrikan – Karlstad, Sweden

Aug 25: Vulkan Arena – Oslo, Norway

Aug 26: Pustervil – Gothenburg, Sweden

Aug 27: KB – Malmo, Sweden

Aug 28: Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 29: Train – Aarhus, Denmark 



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