Free Reggae: Marley’s Mellow Mood “Tune In Tuesdays” Presents Hollie Cook

Marley’s Mellow Mood has come up with a new way to “free the people with music,” launching a weekly free music download series dubbed Tune in Tuesdays. Each Tuesday, this link features a download of a new single from a different emerging artist. Marley’s Mellow Mood has tapped LargeUp to co-curate the series, and this week the featured artist is LargeUp favorite, Hollie Cook.

We’re so big on Hollie, we named her the new artist of the year for 2011 and called her self-titled debut the best Caribbean album of the year. If you haven’t heard her incredible modern take on Lover’s Rock yet, now’s your chance. Go here to download “Cry,” and get to know Hollie with her answers to some of our questions below. (Go here for our full “Rookie of the Year” interview with Hollie).

Describe your sound in 20 words or less...
Psychedelic reggae disco circus party for lovers in space.

What role does your heritage play in your music?
A huge one in the fact that music has always been a natural part of my life. 

What can we expect to hear from you in the next year?
A new album and new tours. Hopefully even further than beautiful Europe!

Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write “Cry?”
A broken heart of course!! He was a fool. Ari Up of The Slits asked me to write a song and that’s what came out.

What are your ultimate ambitions as an artist?
To be successful. To travel the world and continue to sing… and hopefully it can pay my bills.