Reggae singer pens first book
Reggae singer Andy Livingston recently made his literary debut with the release of a book titled Through Black Eyes.
"I never really had any intentions to write a book, but over the years I've been writing down my ideas. I also began to include some of my poetry in my live performances and as time went by, my writing improved significantly. So I decided to get some of my works published," said the artiste.
Livingston said the book, which was released in July, is an anthology of poems that deals with a wide range of social issues that are affecting modern Jamaica, including racism, colourism and poverty.
"The poems in this book were inspired by my experience as a black man in Jamaica and my Afrocentric world view. It is very sad to know that after nearly 200 years of emancipation, our country is still reeling from the effects of slavery and colonialism," he said. "I hope this book will help to inspire Jamaicans to come to a better place of understanding and learn to put aside their differences and build a better Jamaica."
The multitalented entertainer is also getting ready to release his new EP which is titled Rebirth.
"I've been very busy in the studio lately and I have a lot of new music to release. So, I figured I might as well drop an EP as a teaser before I release my new album next year," said Livingston.
The seven-track project is a compilation of conscious reggae and lovers' rock songs, including I Am Born Again, Corruption and No Solution.
"This project is just a taste of what my fans can expect when my album comes out next year. It features seven wholesome authentic reggae songs; my music is food for the soul. So, I'm confident that this EP will be warmly received by reggae music lovers worldwide," said Livingston.
The EP is slated to be released before the end of this month.