Livingston returns with new single “The Author”
After amassing nearly 100 million global streams and over 2 million followers on Tik Tok, rising artist Livingston is back with a highly anticipated new single “The Author”. The infectious track is bolstered by Livingston’s soaring vocals and arrives with an official lyric video, which is now streaming on the artist’s official YouTube channel. “The Author” is available now on all streaming services via Elektra Records.
Livingston elaborated on the single: “That song is the moment I first fell in love. It’s the feeling of not caring how far I have to go or how much I have to lose. I was 13 years old when I locked eyes with someone who made me feel that way, and it was the first time I felt like I would risk a life that I was comfortable with to have even the most dangerous life with them. There is something really beautiful about being so young and not having an agenda — you just meet someone who really makes you see the world in a new way, and all the walls you have built are breaking to pieces. As I got older I became more afraid to love purely — because one day love will mean loss . This song takes me back to a time when I fichais, where a feeling could be permanent, instantaneous and so silly – that to believe it, you had to be completely intr epide.”
In the fall, Livingston was featured on the track “Hole In My Heart” by Louis The Child. Dancing Astronaut praised Livingston’s “velvety vocals”, while YourEDM crowned the single with a “vibrant and heartbreaking anthem”. Prior to the collab, the 19-year-old shared single “Message In A Bottle” and made his live debut supporting Fitz and the Tantrums on select dates.
The dates followed the release of his second EP, An Unlikely Origin Story, which was heralded by singles “The Giver”, “Hercules” and “Superkid”. “Hercules” – a song about fear of change and acceptance of vulnerability – was co-produced by Jorgen Odegard (Justin Bieber, Yungblud, Quinn XCII, Imagine Dragons) and co-written by Odegard and Chloe George. The track followed the single “Superkid”, which was accompanied by a powerful visual written and directed by Livingston himself.
In 2020, the self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and engineer shared his debut EP Lighthouse, hailed as “uplifting and inspiring” by PopularTV and which earned Livingston the title of “pop star in the making” from Ones To Watch. The eight-track collection is available now on all DSPs via Elektra Records and includes standout ‘Carnival’ in addition to singles ‘Home’, ‘Say The Word’ and ‘Fairytale’ – the latter being shared by Billboard alongside the Elektra Records artist signing announcement.
Growing up in Denton, Texas, Livingston faced bullying, anxiety, and relentless self-doubt. Throughout his childhood, he struggled to fit in and faced a constant battle to find his place in the world – finally finding the connection and understanding he was looking for when he poured out his feelings of loneliness. , isolation and inadequacy in the song. Drawing inspiration for his “orchestral cinematic pop” from a wide range of artists from pop, hip hop and film scores, Livingston combines instantly memorable melodies with expansive orchestral compositions and is above all driven by storytelling. honest.
Listen to the new single here: