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Jimmy Cliff releases 'Life'

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AM
Jimmy Cliff in performance.

Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff has releasd his new single, Life, on March 10, which will be made available to the public through iTunes and other downloadable formats.

Written by Jimmy Cliff and produced by Steven 'Lenky' Marsden, the song is an affirmation of life, and the awesome beauty of mere existence in a sometimes cold, hostile world. It is the lead single from the upcoming album of the I Can See Clearly Now singer.

"I wrote and sang Life. I know that Jamaicans will love it, that is the mood they want to be in, they are waiting on this song to uplift the spirit. I hope that this song will motivate the people, it has the same sentiments of a My Dream, or a Big Deal, a song to uplift and inspire," Jimmy Cliff said.

The famous singer will be releasing a number of singles over the next couple of months. He has been working with talented producers like Othneil Lewis, aka 'Ottey', who produced the deeply sentimental Moving On.

 

Eight singles

 

Celebrated producer Clive Hunt produced eight singles for the singer's upcoming album, including the gorgeously produced Oh My Goddess, and romantic ballads like Best of the My Love.

"I am really excited about this album. I haven't named it yet, but right now, I am concentrating on releasing singles," he said.

Cliff, born James Chambers, recently received the inaugural Irie FM Lifetime Achievement Award at his alma mater, Somerton All-Age and Infant School in February.The legendary reggae singer, who was, instrumental in the construction of a bridge and a community centre in Somerton, has expressed an interest in partnering with the Government on an ecotourism project in his community.