Yesterday, while celebrating Bob Marley’s birthday, I argued the merits of ‘Is This Love’, one of Marley’s more well known but I feel under appreciated songs. Well, it seems I’m not the only one who really values the song. In the past few months singers extraordinaire Bilal, Corinne Bailey Rae and up and coming songstress Mara Hruby have each put their own spins on the tune.
Personally, I feel that Bilal’s interpretation is the most unique, perhaps re-imagining the song in the most interesting fashion, while young Mara Hruby’s version makes me want to find a lady and step out on the dance floor. Corinne Bailey Rae’s? It makes me want to cuddle up with that same lady by the fire after our dance. Take a listen to the three versions. What do you think?