Album: United State Of Mind (2020)
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  • "United State of Mind" is the lead single from the Robin Trower, Livingstone Brown, and Maxi Priest collaborative album of the same name. It was the first piece of music the three men wrote together after a chance meeting in Livingstone's studio. In a Songfacts interview with Maxi Priest, he said: "We went into the studio not knowing what would happen or how things would turn out. We came up with some chords, melodies, and lyrics, feeding from each other's expertise, creating a space of freedom where we could make mistakes and vibe. I believe this inspired the words 'united state of mind' along with the fact that Livingstone wasn't sure if Robin and I would work together. This uncertainty sparked a vibration, inspiring the lyrical content of the title track, 'United State of Mind.'"
  • United State Of Mind, the album, was released during the peaks of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests. Speaking to Songfacts, Maxi Priest said he regarded this as a blessing, adding, "What better time than now for a 'united state of mind' in addressing some of the injustices occurring around the world like racism and the controversy of who's in or out in the presidency. I don't think we could have thought of a better inspiration to carry us through in the time we are living in."
  • Robin Trower played guitar in Procol Harum between 1967 and 1971 before going on to form his own power trio, The Robin Trower Band. Maxi Priest is a British reggae singer, famous for hit singles such as "Close To You" and his cover of "Wild World" by Cat Stevens. Livingstone Brown is an acclaimed producer, engineer, and session musician who has recorded alongside Tina Turner, Bryan Ferry, Ed Sheeran, and more.

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