It’s not too often that Rock the Pigeon posts cover song content but Crowes Pasture really hit the nail on the head with this one by making it unique and truly theirs. Their cover of “Is This Love” by Bob Marley has the same romantic lyrical content but has a more melancholy feel to it. The minor chords are really heard in this version. This cover version is also not in the reggae genre. You may still hear a reggae undertone, partially because one could never forget the original, but this version of the song feels like an Americana or folk hit. It really gets down to the roots. Crowes Pasture is loaded with acoustic instrumentation, giving it their signature sound. It features duel female and male vocals of Monique Byrne & Andy Rogovin which really makes the track stand out.
The cover is off of the their June 2019 record “Slow It Down.” Listen on Spotify now:
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Written by Ryan Cassata