Seventeen-year-old artist Livingston has shared “Fairytale,” the debut track from the self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and engineer. A song about flawed heroes told through the stories of Pixar protagonists, “Fairytale” is available now at all DSPs and is accompanied by an official lyric video, which is streaming now on Livingston’s official YouTube channel. The news was announced yesterday alongside the artist’s Elektra Records signing announcement.
Growing up in Denton, Texas, Livingston was faced with 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 sought when he poured his feelings of loneliness, isolation and inadequacy into song. “Music is the only way I’ve been able to effectively communicate what I’ve faced in life,” the artist notes. “I hope people in a similar place can relate to these songs. I’m a small-town kid who deals with the same everyday problems every other kid deals with. I want to talk about them though, so that’s what I’m doing.”
Livingston draws inspiration for his “orchestral cinematic pop” from a wide range of artists in pop, hip hop and film scores including Odesza, J Cole, Macklemore, Jon Bellion and composers Hans Zimmer, Randy Newman, and John Powell.