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US superstar Anthony Hamilton chats about his latest body of work

06 September 2021 - 08:00 By Joy Mphande
American singer Anthony Hamilton chats to TshisaLIVE about his upcoming album.
American singer Anthony Hamilton chats to TshisaLIVE about his upcoming album.
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Like many artist around the world, Grammy award-winning singer Anthony Hamilton has been taking a break from touring the world performing his greatest hits but he's never stopped making music and promises a great album focusing on things that matter most to him.

The album is called Love is the New Black which is inspired by his life as a father and his desire to see people wear love like lingering fragrance.

Talking to TshisaLIVE  in an exclusive interview, Anthony explained that the feel of the album was initially leaning towards a political perspective but he chose to shift the focus on black love. 

“The political climate that we were in certainly had something to do with the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement and this is my way of saying that, people put on black suits, black clothes, and black sneakers ... whatever makes us feel comfortable. People have said we should put on love and make love the new black,” he said.

Anthony says he's learnt a lot about himself during the pandemic and it will be evident within the music. 

“I learnt I’ve got more patience than I thought and I can balance my work and my family life when I don’t let my focus and my body get tired, so I learnt that I am more in control of my peace than I knew I had before,” said the singer.

While many anticipate his new album, he’s in New York now working on a new movie, a clothing brand and a hat collection. 

“I’m excited about that and I’m excited to branch out ... The clothing brand is mine being designed by Nicole King, she’s gonna be the lead designer, then there's a movie we’re busy writing. We’re also doing a limited edition of amazing hats. Hopefully, we’ll get the movie out sometime next year, the hats and clothing hopefully we’ll have those out before the end of the fall.”