Ziggy Alberts - Letting Go


January 25, 2021

by Luna Keller

Glaciers, coast lines, clean waters and blue sky… the smell of adventure is in the air and the only thing we have to do is let go of our fear and run into lifes open arms. That’s the message and feeling you get while listening to Ziggy Alberts newest song. The Australian singer songwriter just released "Letting Go", the second single of his upcoming project "Searching for Freedom" (to be released on the 19th of March). With its uplifting folky feel the song shines with great melodies and a hook that I really want to sing loudly while driving through another country with the sun shining and good company. It’s going directly onto my Summer Songs playlist, waiting for my next road trip - once those are allowed again. With beautiful guitars and an amazing vocal sound the track reminds me of some of my favorite Ben Howard songs mixed with some of my favorite tracks by the Mighty Oaks. It’s an anthem with a powerful message delivered by an emotional vocal performance from Alberts.

It becomes especially relatable in these times where it feels like we’ve all been holding on to fear and holding back. The song frees us from that weight "you don’t have to feel like this" and reminds us that we are meant to be free and connected, sharing our world with the people we love "we don’t have to do this on our own". "Letting Go" is a celebration of freedom and human connection that invites us to leave our comfort zones and live life at its fullest. It was released alongside a music video made with fans and friends that shows their adventures and how beautiful the world can be. You can watch the video and listen to the song below.

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Biography :

Ziggy Alberts is an Australian singer-songwriter, whose genuine grassroots story and captivating live performances have built his career as one of Australia’s leading independent artists. Musically, Ziggy’s sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His honest and personal songwriting explores relationships of love, friendship, and connection with the natural environment. Having released seven records, founded his independent label Commonfolk Records and played sold-out tours across the globe, Ziggy’s music has amassed millions of fans worldwide. Ziggy has been awarded with ARIA Platinum certification for his tracks Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Laps Around The Sun, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP) plus, Gold certifications for three singles in his catalogue. In 2018, Ziggy released his fifth record ‘Laps Around The Sun’ which was premiered on Billboard Magazine and was ‘Feature Album of the Week’ on triple j. In the first week after its release, the album charted to #2 on the ARIA Australian Artist Album Charts, #6 on the ARIA Digital Album Charts and #9 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Ziggy Alberts played over 110 shows in 2019 on his ‘Laps Around The Sun World Tour’. The mammoth tour saw him travel and play to fans across Europe, United Kingdom and North America, all before returning home to Australia in December, to play his biggest sold-out headline tour, to-date. Having played prestigious venues, Hordern Pavilion (Sydney), Fremantle Arts Centre (Fremantle), two nights at Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide), Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne), and ending at Riverstage (Brisbane), this tour leg was a major career milestone for the singer-songwriter. His forthcoming album titled ‘searching for freedom’, out 19 March 2021, celebrates the start of a new chapter in the evolution of Ziggy Alberts.

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