On February 6th, Bob Marley would have celebrated his 75th birthday. The artist’s family dedicated a special tribute to him by offering a video clip of his cult emancipation song.
“Redemption Song” was one of Bob Marley’s most famous songs. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, French artists Octave Marsal and Theo De Gueltzl draw nearly 3 000 original drawings to animate this cult anthem of emancipation.
“I think it came out amazing,” Marley’s daughter Cedella told Billboard. “We went through this six-month process with Octave and Theo going through it page by page, us looking at stuff and approving it all. When I watch it, it still gives me goosebumps”.
“Redemption Song” was featured on Marley’s final studio album, Uprising, which was released in 1980. Marley died in 1981 of cancer. He was 36.