This song by Stephen Marley and Black Thought is in part a celebration of Bob Marley’s 69th birthday. Entitled “Thorn or a Rose” it is a smooth tribute that any listener will appreciate at the end of the day when it is time to wind down or perhaps even during intimate moments with that special someone.
The comparison to Nathaniel Merriweather’s Lovage, another Patton project is uncanny. This album, “Songs to make love to your lady by” provides a similar grove and “Thorn or a Rose” would work beautifully in the musical sense as the comparison ends there. Lyrically the song eludes to a deeper meaning about the need for introspection, active awareness, and justice for the less fortunate. Below you can catch a sneak peek at this new record that will hit your ears fully in the upcoming summer of 2014. The song will be included on a soon to be released album by Stephen, Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life.