Multiple Grammy award-winning singer, Ziggy Marley is slated to release his new, self-titled album, Ziggy Marley on Friday, according to reports.
Marley, who’s last compilation was the Grammy-winning project, Fly Rasta in 2014 will release the album via the Tuff Gong Worldwide label and was recorded and produced in Los Angeles, where he currently resides. According to the legendary singer, he is hoping to continue the ideology of Fly Rasta and transitioned what he learned from the process of making that album into this new project.
In an interview about the impending release granted to U.K. publication, stereoboard.com, Marley said “I learned so much during that process. Now, I’m taking this mindset and fulfilling a larger dream. I learned how to be more free and not to hesitate when it comes to exploring musical ideas. There’s a big difference lyrically. With my new record, I wanted to address my feelings about what’s happening outside of myself and in the world. It’s very confident and direct. My fingerprint is on it more deeply. The world needs this message.”
Two singles from the album were recently premiered on the hit CBS series, Hawaii Five-O, where Marley also appears as the character, Bones.
According to Marley, though his album is self-titled, it does not really speak to anything personal, but the struggles society currently endures.
“This album is about the struggles of humanity. I’m not singing about my own struggle but that of the human family – which I feel a strong connection to,” he told the publication. “I found myself emotionally and consciously affected by the plight of our species in general. We’re all family. We can’t let ego be the driver; truth has to be the driver. We have to help each other.”
If Ziggy Marley is nominated for a Grammy, it would be no surprise, as the 47-year-old singer has won seven Best Reggae Album awards in his career; four as a solo act and three as the lead singer of his band, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers.
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