Check out the story of Livingston, a young singer-songwriter from Texas.
Fast Facts About Livingston
Livingston grew up in Denton, Texas, and at just 18 years old, he’s creating anthemic pop inspired by the struggles of his childhood and adolescence. Growing up, Livingston dealt with plenty of struggles, from mental health problems, insecurities, and bullying to the unavoidable pain of being a teenager. His experiences have played a key role in his development as an artist, and he’s now a rising pop star with a record contract.
- Livingston released his debut EP, Lighthouse, via Elektra Records, a major label. The EP features “Fairytale”, a Pixar-inspired track that uses popular animated films as metaphors for the struggles in the artist’s life. The song is utterly relatable – and not just for Livingston’s peers in high school.
- The artist has described his sound as a cross between pop and orchestral music. He draws significant inspiration from film scores, but he’s also cited Drake, J. Cole, Black Eyed Peas, and Imagine Dragons as influences. He told Beyond the Stage magazine that he’s always loved the soundtracks for Star Wars and The Lord of The Rings, two major franchises known for their rousing scores filled with intricate orchestral arrangements.
- In addition to producing, writing, and performing his own music, Livingston also knows how to play the trumpet. He told Beyond the Stage that “it’s the only instrument I actually know how to play really well.”
- Livingston first started playing music when he was 12 years old. With hopes of emulating his favorite artists, he saved up enough money to get himself a MIDI keyboard and started recording music on his computer at home.