Andy Livingston makes literary debut
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 my works published,” he said.
Livingston says the book is an anthology of poems that deal with a wide range of social issues 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 lamented.
He continued, “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.”
Through Black Eyes was released on Amazon in July.
The 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, a remix of Good People featuring Peter Metro, 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.
Co-produced by Herbert “Herbie” Harris, Delroy “Fatta” Pottinger and Livingston, the EP is slated to be released before the end of this month.