Ziggy Alberts, independent Australian singer-songwriter, has released his latest project, Friends Edition. It’s a collaborative, artist-community-driven album release that showcases a unique reimagination of Alberts’ songs by some of his closest and most talented friends.
This collaborative album celebrates the artistic contributions of nine incredible artists from all around the globe, each of whom lends their creative prowess to produce their take on his beloved fan favourites.
Ziggy Alberts shares the inspiration behind Friends Edition
“Over the last decade, I’ve been lucky to have made some really good friends who also happen to be some of my favourite songwriters and musicians. And over the years, I’ve curated a playlist called ‘My Friends’ on Spotify – which consisted of their songs. It was from this playlist and a coffee conversation with my sister that the idea for ‘Friends Edition’ was born.”
“Now nine of my musician friends have taken my songs, turned them into something of their own, and a whole new dimension has appeared… [These are] people I truly appreciate and respect as musicians, songwriters and friends. I think this genuine touch takes this album’s collaborative spirit to another level.”
Ziggy Alberts’ proudly presents a collective of exceptional talent, who have come together on his ‘Friends Edition’ project
Gracing this collaboration is Emily Brimlow, the Canadian-born pop-soul singer-songwriter whose whimsical beachy vocals take listeners on a uniquely reflective musical journey.
Garrett Kato, a platinum-certified artist born in Canada but now based in Australia, is renowned for his dynamic pursuits as a producer, unfiltered songwriting, and masterful arrangement skills. Notably, Kato also co-produced on Alberts’ iconic 2018 album, “Laps Around The Sun.”
Harrison Storm, hailing from the picturesque Mornington, Victoria, enchants with his soulful vocals and exquisite finger-picked guitar skills, drawing comparisons to revered contemporary Ben Howard.
Younghearted, a Finnish trio recognized for their soft-pop, acoustic-driven music and electrifying live shows. Their outstanding talent garnered them a nomination for Band of the Year at the prestigious Finnish Grammy Awards in 2020.
Also featuring on the project is Maddy May, an independent Australian artist from Philip Island who is embarking on an exciting journey of artistic growth and exploration. Her commitment to pushing musical boundaries and connecting with her ever-expanding fan base is evident in her evolving sound and captivating performances.
Allow yourself to be swept away by the rhythmic prowess of Bobby Alu, a Samoan/Australian maestro whose smooth feels and harmonies evoke the sensation of sipping a cocktail as the sun sets on a balmy evening.
Adding to the lineup is the acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and touring troubadour Kim Churchill. Known for his laidback folk style, Churchill’s music continues to resonate with an ever-growing fanbase, as evidenced by his platinum-certified 2023 release, “Window to the Sky,” and gold-certified 2017 hit, “Second Hand Car.” Churchill is set to support Ziggy on a North American tour this July.
Rounding out this stellar lineup is Tay Oskee, yet another remarkable Australian singer-songwriter, offers his talent to the project. In his own music, Oskee weaves heartfelt lyrics reflecting his past, present, and future experiences, drawing inspiration from living amongst the Yolngu people of North East Arnhem Land, the tropical beauty of his hometown Mission Beach, and the irresistible allure of the horizon.
Friends Edition reflects the unique style and musical essence of the featured artist, while still staying true to the core messages and emotions Ziggy Alberts’ original compositions are known for. This project adds a new dimension to Alberts’ discography and amplifies a sense of community among fans who can share in a love for beautiful music and genuine friendships.
You can stream / download Ziggy Alberts’ Friends Edition HERE.
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Founder of his own independent label, earning numerous ARIA Platinum certifications and an APRA 2022 award winner, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of – the ability to tell a story on their own terms.
With over 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, global show sizes on the continuous rise and praise from the likes of Billboard Magazine, American Songwriter, EarMilk and Clash UK, there is no doubt this will be Ziggy Alberts’ year.
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