Daniel Caesar returns with cover of Bob Marley classic for ‘One Love’ soundtrack

Daniel Caesar has made a triumphant return to the music scene with his latest release, “Waiting In Vain,” a heartfelt cover of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ iconic 1977 track, per ratedr&b.com. The self-produced rendition is set to feature on the upcoming soundtrack for “Bob Marley: One Love,” a highly anticipated project celebrating the legendary musician’s enduring legacy.

Scheduled for release on February 14 via Tuff Gong/Island Records, the “Bob Marley: One Love” soundtrack is a seven-track compilation that pays homage to Marley’s timeless contributions to music and culture. For Caesar, the connection to Marley’s music runs deep, with childhood memories of his father strumming the guitar and singing Marley classics serving as early inspirations.

Reflecting on Marley’s influence, Caesar expressed admiration for the artist’s ability to convey profound messages through his music. He emphasised the importance of substance over mere aesthetic appeal, a principle that resonates with his own approach to songwriting and expression.

“Waiting In Vain” marks Caesar’s first offering since the release of his acclaimed third album, “Never Enough,” in April 2023. The album garnered widespread acclaim, debuting at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart and No. 14 on the Billboard 200. 

Daniel Caesar. (Photo: Vladimir Kaminetsky)

The “Bob Marley: One Love” soundtrack features a diverse lineup of artistes, including Skip Marley, Leon Bridges, Jessie Reyez, Wizkid, Bloody Civilian, and Kacey Musgraves, with each track handpicked and approved by the Marley family. Accompanying the soundtrack is the highly anticipated film “Bob Marley: One Love,” produced in partnership with Paramount Pictures, which offers an intimate portrayal of Marley’s life and musical journey.

As fans eagerly anticipate the release of both the soundtrack and film on Valentine’s Day, Daniel Caesar’s rendition of “Waiting In Vain” stands as a testament to the enduring influence and universal appeal of Bob Marley’s music.

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