Robert Pattinson’s love for reggae music is well documented. The British actor and his wife, Rosie, have been spotted listening to and dancing to the music at various events and parties over the past few years. While their fandom may not be a secret, it seems that the couple have spent a lot of money on vinyl, tour tickets, and other merchandise related to reggae. Now that the Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible to meet fans in person, they have been able to continue listening to their favorite music and showing their support through digital means.
Reggae Vinyl, Tickets, And Other Merchandise
The couple have been spotted purchasing records and vinyl from Jamaica and other reggae-loving musicians. They have also been seen purchasing tickets to see some of the genre’s most prominent artists, such as Damian Marley and the late Bob Marley himself. In addition, they have bought T-shirts, hoodies, and other reggae-related merchandise. While most fans would have kept their discoveries to themselves, the British actor and his wife have been so public about their love for reggae that it is now impossible to buy a piece of merchandise without some fan featuring it on social media.
Rocking Out During The Covid-19 Pandemic
The couple have not hidden how they support and are influenced by the genre. While most fans may not have wanted to leave their homes since the start of the pandemic, those who did were able to meet others online and continue the party through digital means.
Many artists, including the Black Eyed Peas, have released songs specifically about the pandemic and the couple have been spotted dancing to them at home. Some fans have also started dubbing their social gatherings as “virtual parties” since they were unable to meet in person. When asked about his favorite reggae song during an interview in November, Pattinson replied: “There’s this song by the Wailers called ‘Is This Love,’ and it’s just about getting drunk. It’s about saying this is what love really is. And I find that incredible because it’s a song that everyone can sing. And it’s not just about having a good time. It’s about being with someone you love, in a place you love, doing things you love. You can sing it on karaoke and it will mean the same thing.”
Bob Marley Was Their Last Hero
The British actor, who is known for playing the hunky vampire Lestat in the popular vampire franchise, has been very vocal about his love for the genre. While filming the fourth installment in the series, Marley, in 2017, he tweeted that he was “honored” to play a part in “such a legendary story,” and that he loved “every minute.”
He continued to praise the late reggae icon in 2018 when he tweeted: “Never forget @officialbobmarley & what he gave to music & society. The world is darker, more exciting, & rewarding because of him. Still love @officialbobmarley songs!”
Pattinson has also been spotted wearing T-shirts and hoodies with Bob Marley’s face on them. In fact, he even wore a Bob Marley ring on the set of the fourth installment in the Twilight series.
They Have Supported Artists Locally
Although they have enjoyed mainstream success as movie stars, it seems that the British actor and his wife have always supported artists and the local music scene in England. In 2018, they launched a clothing brand, RPattinson, which featured exclusive designs by local artists. While it was originally created to support and connect local creatives with a global audience, it has since became a place where they buy records and vinyl.
The couple were even credited with putting on a show to raise money for local musicians in 2019. Dubbed “The Sound and the Fury,” it was a benefit concert featuring some of the genre’s most prominent artists, including the Wailers and Black Eyed Peas. It was the largest-scale gig the couple have ever attended, and it seems that they have taken a liking to the festival circuit. In August 2019, they were seen at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in England.
It is clear that the couple cherish their relationship with Jamaica and all things reggae. They have supported the genre for years, both in and out of the limelight, and have now found a way to show their support during a time when fans cannot meet in person.