Lazimba does it for the love

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL
Observer senior writer

Monday, November 11, 2019

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For much of his career, singjay Lazimba has done roots-reggae songs, a genre he grew up listening to. After moving to Munich, Germany 10 years ago he developed eclectic tastes which influenced him to experiment with different sounds.

Live To Love Ya, his first song for 2019, is a pop track worlds apart from his previous work. Released on October 18, it is a collaboration with German singer Stavros Vamvakidis.

The song, which is produced by Vamvakidis's SV Studios, is the first project for the artistes who are also business partners.

“We realised really quickly that our musical vibes would go really well together, so we started to work on our first song, and the rest is history,” said Lazimna.

The Kingston-born artiste has made a name in Europe's reggae circles. He first performed there in 2006 and discovered that most of his songs, like Boom Draw and Reggae Music, were popular with audiences traditionally drawn to roots-reggae.

Lazimba (real name Leighton Orlando Brown) is from the Sandy Park community in Kingston. Thirteen years ago, he lay down roots in Munich, which has long had a thriving reggae scene.

Live to Love Ya is also expected to be on Lazimba's first EP, which is tentatively scheduled for release in December.


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