BESIDES writing and recording songs, Hopeton Lindo loves maintaining up to now with current affairs. Numerous the news he sees within the media today is disturbing.
Global strife resulting from COVID-19, and political turmoil in the US, prompted the veteran singer to put in writing Don’t Do It on which he collaborates with Marcia Griffiths and Freddie McGregor.
Written and produced by Lindo, the song spent 4 weeks at primary on the South Florida Foundation Radio Network Chart.
“The message is within the music, as within the midst of chaos and destruction we must try our greatest to preserve the Earth. What matters most to me is family, what sort of world will my children and grandkids grow as much as see,” Lindo told the Jamaica Observer.
Known for songs equivalent to Territory and Lonely Night, Lindo reached out to Griffiths and McGregor to share his message of concern for a world in turmoil. The elders of the music business, he believes, have a responsibility to deliver motivational music.
“It is vital that foundation artistes keep pushing on because it maintains a balance within the sort of music being delivered,” he said.
Don’t Do It is the most recent in a series of songs which have done well in recent times for the Kingston-born Lindo in South Florida and New York.
A prolific author, he was a key member of producer Gussie Clarke’s Anchor Recordings camp throughout the Nineties when he wrote hit songs like Temptress for Maxi Priest and Telephone Love by J C Lodge.