Is This Love, Pt. 2: An Appreciation

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?

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2 thoughts on “Is This Love, Pt. 2: An Appreciation

  1. Mmm, nice selections. Selectah! Well, you know where I’m going with all that. Bilal’s version (the intro) is unrecognizable but the rework is pretty cool. Mara’s is closest to the original but it’s got that old skool/ska feel to it. And you know I love CBR so…

    Btw, love the new look. Very warm. Very easy.

    • Hey, hey, hey. Yeah, I think we’re on the same wavelength. Glad you like the new look!

      PS. Maybe if Yves sang this one instead of ‘No Woman No Cry’ he would have had better luck.

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