Tom Laing takes it to the streets

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - SPLASH - BY KEVIN JACK­SON

NEW York-based singer Tom Laing is pre­par­ing to re­lease his first al­bum, Street Teacher, in the first quar­ter of 2019.

The 14-song project has been in the mak­ing for some time. Laing be­lieves it will hit the right note with lis­ten­ers.

“The al­bum has a num­ber of great songs, and I am con­fi­dent that it’s go­ing to be a huge suc­cess. I worked with some of the best mu­si­cians on this project and we took a very se­ri­ous ap­proach to the pro­duc­tion be­cause we want it to be­come one of the top al­bums in reg­gae mu­sic,” he said.

Laing is from Trench Town, an area that has pro­duced a num­ber of great artistes, in­clud­ing singers Al­ton El­lis and Del­roy Wil­son. He hopes to con­tinue that legacy.

“Peo­ple are dy­ing to hear some au­then­tic reg­gae mu­sic, and that’s what Street Teacher is all about. There are no com­put­erised rhythms on this al­bum be­cause we de­cided to take the old-fash­ioned route. We went into the stu­dio with world-class mu­si­cians and cre­ated a great al­bum,” Laing ex­plained.

The ti­tle track is the lead sin­gle. It is due for re­lease through VP PAL Mu­sic in De­cem­ber.

Laing is known for songs such as Belly of The Beast and Front Door.

Tom Laing

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