How do you take one of the most well known reggae tracks in the world and turn it into a folksy, acoustic ode to falling in love? Well, New York native Sye Elaine Spence could certainly give you a few tips.
Armed with nothing more than her banjo, Sye has taken on Bob Marley’s classic Is This Love and produced a gorgeous cover that sounds completely her own, whilst retaining the familiar, sing-along feel of the original. Gone is the bouncy, upbeat vibe found on Marley’s original, replaced instead with a delicate air of longing and vulnerability – this track really does sound just like falling in love.
Sye is currently busy recording her debut album, so in the meantime why not give her last EP, Bloom, a listen – it’s available for free via her SoundCloud page.