Well, it looks like Selah Marley is following in her the steps of her mother, Lauryn Hill, as well as multiple family members, including none other than Bob Marley. The NJ-born model and singer has released her first single, “Breathe.”
Marley teamed up with Kyle Provencio Reignold (KPR) to produce and co-wrote the song with Brooklyn-Based rapper IDKHIM aka Chuma Osse. The trio of songwriters met while they were attending New York University with the song recorded in one of their dorm rooms.
In describing lyrics, Marley told W magazine, “Essentially, that song for me is me standing up for myself or more standing up to myself. Because it’s clear I’m talking about some guy, some love interest that I’m not dealing with anymore, that I’m over it. ”
The 19-year-old Marley admitted that getting past the awesome legacy of her own family members was one of her biggest challenges. “I was very aware of the pressure of my mom, and not just my mom, but my entire family.” explained Marley. “I was very aware of that reality, so it was almost this inferiority complex. I was scared of [music] because I never thought it matched up.”
She went on to credit Hill with providing her with great advice and guidance. “My mom has been a guiding light,” explained Marley. “In the sense of creativity, she always told me not to rush. She always told me to take my time.”
Check out the song Below: