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Ziggy Marley to release self-titled album

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle
Ziggy Marley

Grammy Award-winning reggae singer, Ziggy Marley, is gearing up to release his sixth studio album.

The compilation is self-titled Ziggy Marley, and is expected to be released on May 20 via Tuff Gong Worldwide.

According to UK music media website, stereoboard.com, the album, which was recorded and produced in Los Angeles, marks Marley's first new release in two years, and according to the artiste, the material on the new LP is a continuation of the ideology and philosophy presented on Fly Rasta in 2014.

"I learned so much during that process. Now, I'm taking this mindset and fulfilling a larger dream," Marley said in the interview. "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."




He went on to explain that although the album bears his name, it is more about the struggles of humanity than anything else.

"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 explained. "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."

Two tracks from the album premiered on a recent episode of the CBS hit series Hawaii Five-0, where Marley also made his acting debut as a character named Bones.