For Tiki Taane – the decision to contribute a song to a Bob Marley tribute album was an easy one to make.
The album features well-known names giving their own take on Marley classics – with Aaradhna singing Could You Be Loved – Hollie Smith performing No Woman No Cry and Anika Moa taking on the classic Three Little Birds.
Other artists involved in the 15-track album include Tomorrow People doing Buffalo Soldier – Unity Pacific singing Exodus and Bic Runga choosing Redemption Song.
Taane – who has covered Get Up – Stand Up regularly during live shows – admits he was nervous about choosing such an iconic song to cover.
‘I wanted to approach my version with love and respect and to have an energy that Bob would’ve been proud of’ he says.
‘As a youth and as an adult I’d often turn to this song when faced with adversity.
Even though I’ve changed the chords and tempo it still has the same message which is what’s most important’.