Ziggy Marley has released his self titled sixth studio album.
The 47-year-old recently tried his hand at acting after taking a break to appear as character “Bones” on CBS series, “Hawaii Five-O.”
“When we were naming the album, I could not find a name, so I called it ‘Ziggy Marley.’ But after the fact, I kind of realised – I gave it a reason for being that way when I analysed what we had done. How I feel about it is that, on this record, I was engineer, I did all type of things – jobs, that I wouldn’t normally do,” Ziggy Marley said.
How I feel about it is that, on this record, I was engineer, I did all type of things – jobs, that I wouldn't normally do.
Thx to I global family 4 givng us a good start on new album release #30 on album charts and #1 reggae. Nuff Respect! pic.twitter.com/eHsfnDnA3s— Ziggy Marley (@ziggymarley) May 21, 2016
The seven-time Grammy winner is also getting more political than usual.
Some of his uplifting reggae -pop tunes make reference to political parties, voting and hot button issues.
“I saw what was happening in the world and in the Middle East, in Russia, all of this happening – people suffering, common people who just want to live in peace and love, suffering because of politics and religious strife. People just want to live and love each other, no matter what you are or who I. We just want to live in peace. We don’t need to dominate – make you believe what I believe. We are good. Too much of that. So this album is inspiration. It’s a message,” Ziggy added.
Ziggy’s sixth solo studio album released on May 20, through Tuff Gong Worldwide is comprised of songs recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Ziggy.
This marks his first release in 2 years, following 2014’s critically acclaimed Fly Rasta, which took home the 2015 Grammy Award for best Reggae Album.
Ziggy is set to embark on a major North American tour this summer, during which he is expected to promote his new album.