18th & Addison member Tom Kunzman has partnered with producer and musician Steff Reed to cover Bob Marley’s timeless song ‘Redemption Song.’
The song is streaming now through Spotify and Apple Music. The pair’s take on the song was mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Bob Brockman (Fugees, D’Angelo, Dixie Chicks). The arrangement crafted by the dup takes the reggae classic and gives it a distinct new identity with a decidedly pop vibe that is just as catchy as its source material.
Kunzman talked about his friendship with Reed and the motivation for the song in a recent interview.
“I’m a genuine fan of Steff, and I always felt that his live show is very similar to 18th & Addisons,” he said. “We’re both doing our best to bring people together to sing and forget all the division, confusion and frustration outside those four walls for a bit. I love the feeling of unity and togetherness ‘Redemption Song’ offers so naturally. I felt that collaborating with him on this just had to happen.”
Reed expanded on Kunzman’s comments, offering an explanation of how the duo’s take on ‘Redemption Song’ came to be.
“Tom and I met a few years back while we were both on tour,” he said. “We stayed in touch, and organically, a friendship grew. One day Tom sent me a DM on Instagram with an idea to do a cover of Bob Marley’s iconic protest song ‘Redemption Song’ together. I have such admiration for Tom as an artist and musician, and I was excited to collaborate.”
18th & Addison is touring in support of its most recent release, Old Blues / Modern Love on The Reckless Love Tour. The duo, which also features Kait DiBenedetto, will perform Jan. 15 in Los Angeles, CA as part of the tour. The tour’s remaining dates are noted below.
1/15 Los Angeles, CA Harvard & Stone
1/17 Riverside, CA Life Cafe Music Space (new date just added!)
1/18 Denver, CO Bowman’s Vinyl & Lounge (new date just added!)
1/22 Dallas, TX RBC
1/23 Houston, TX Scout Bar
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