Maxi Priest did an amazing performance at the virtual 2020 Sumfest recently, and he is very grateful for the acceptance he got from the people. The response he saw afterwards was overwhelming as the whole world was watching online and the reviews were excellent.
He is getting ready to release a new album while he is in Jamaica enjoying himself. He worked with the Legend Mr. Robin Trowa and the producer, writer and musician Mr. Livingstone Brown a very good friend to Maxi. They came together to produce “The United State of Mind” which represents three minds coming together.
They all came from different places in the world but they all have the ability to create a unification to give a gift to the world. They wanted to do something positive.
There is no machinery, it is very organic, it is an album for music lovers for people who can appreciate the art of all the different genres of music.
Maxi said as a kid he called singing his friend that he turned to if he was sad he could get emotionally involved with his friend and release tension.
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He said Covid-19 has closed many doors for musicians but other doors have opened pertaining to his album. He wondered if the album should be released as he didn’t know if anyone would like it because it is different.
However, his relevance continues in this new normal, as the door is now open for people to listen to music again; as Covid-19 has caused the world to slow down. The music was going fast before. Not like in the days when Bob Marley was doing music you could understand the lyrics and this is why the great Marley’s music is still popular.
The album has 9 tracks on it and it will be released on the 10th of October, a streaming album launch will be done.
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